THE R&A is reminding fans that they only have until Monday to apply for tickets to attend The 150th Open at St Andrews.
Around 1.2 million tickets have been applied for since the launch of the ticket ballot in July, demonstrating the huge interest among golf fans to be part of the historic Championship.
Entering the ticket ballot is the only way for fans to secure a place at the renowned Old Course to see the world’s best golfers in action during the 150th staging of The Open, golf’s original championship.
There is also a very high level of demand for hospitality packages and Origins Hospitality experiences are set to completely sell out on Championship Days.
Fans still have time to register their details via The One Club, the free-to-join membership programme, to ensure that their ticket application is submitted before the ballot closes next Monday at 12pm BST.
Johnnie Cole-Hamilton, Executive Director-Championships at The R&A, said: “We want to ensure that as many fans as possible have a chance to be a part of this momentous occasion at St Andrews next year and so we are reminding them that the deadline for the ticket ballot is fast approaching.
“While we have already received thousands of ticket applications from throughout the UK and around the world, the ballot process ensures that everyone has a fair and equitable opportunity to secure a ticket for The 150th Open.
“The excitement is building for what will be a marvellous celebration and another remarkable milestone in the history of one of the world’s great sporting events.”
A ticket ballot was launched for the first time to give as many fans as possible the opportunity to register for tickets for The 150th Open.
Ticket prices are £95 for an adult on Championship Days and range from £20 to £50 on Practice Days.
The R&A is fully committed to encouraging more children and young people to attend The Open and free tickets will be available to children through the successful and long-running “Kids go Free” programme, while half-price youth tickets are available for 16-24 year-olds.
Fans can sign up to The One Club now to register their details and submit an application for tickets to attend The 150th Open at St Andrews.