Advance tickets for the 138th Open Championship at Turnberry have gone on sale with The R&A announcing a freeze on 2008 prices.
David Hill, The R&A’s Director of Championships, is expecting big crowds at Turnberry for the showpiece event next July.
“Given the current economic climate, The R&A has elected to maintain ticket prices at this year’s rates for 2009 and we look forward to welcoming a large and enthusiastic crowd to one of The Open’s most iconic venues.”
A daily ticket on the four Championship days (16-19 July 2009) costs £55. Under-16’s will continue to be admitted free of charge and concessions are available.
The 2009 Open Championship will see the Ailsa Course host the tournament for the first time since 1994.
Padraig Harrington will also attempt to become the first player to win three consecutive Open Championships since Peter Thomson in 1956.
After the recent announcement that the Turnberry Resort will undergo an extensive renovation, having been acquired by Leisurecorp, visitors can expect a grand welcome.
The 2009 Open Championship gets underway on 16th July, but spectators can take advantage of frozen ticket prices from as early as the preceding Sunday for as little as £10.