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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

R&A Press Release


Time is running out for spectators to take advantage of discounted season tickets for The Open Championship, at Royal Birkdale from Sunday 13 to Sunday 20 July.
Until the end of April, £200 buys a season ticket which gives entry for the eight days of practice and Championship play, a saving of £115 on the full price daily tickets.
“The R&A's policy has always been to make The Open Championship affordable to all spectators,” said David Hill, The R&A’s Director of Championships.
“As ever, it will be possible for spectators to pay at the gates, but until the end of this month we are offering an excellent discount on our season tickets, which allows access to Royal Birkdale for the entire week of the Championship."
During the four days of the Championship a daily ticket will cost £55, with concession tickets available. Children under the age of 16 will again be admitted free-of-charge, either by applying to The R&A in advance or if accompanied by a responsible adult on the day.
Birkdale’s 18th is one of the most dramatic holes on The Open rota, and for those who want the best possible view of this demanding finish there are a limited number of tickets left for the reserved grandstand by the green. 18th Green Reserved Grandstand tickets are priced at £230 each for the week and must be used in conjunction with a ticket permitting course access.
Ticket applications should be directed in writing to: Ticket Office, The R&A, St Andrews, Fife, Scotland, KY16 9JD; by telephone on: +44 (0) 1334 460010 or through online purchasing at