The ticket ballot for next year’s Open Championship is now open for a limited time, with the R&A inviting applications to attend the event at Hoylake.
Unlike the good ol’ days when you could turn up at the gate and buy tickets for The Open, the R&A now use a ballot process for the famous Championship. The 151st playing will see The Open to Royal Liverpool for the 13th time and the first since 2014, when Rory McIlroy won the Claret Jug.
But if you want to get your hands on a ticket, you better get your application in quick. Entries close on July 20, which is three days after the conclusion of the 150th Open at St Andrews. In order to enter the ticket ballot, you must be a member of The One Club, which is free to join.
Martin Slumbers, Chief Executive of the R&A, said, “We introduced a ticket ballot for the first time in the history of The Open for St Andrews to give as many people as possible the chance to attend the Championship.
“We know the demand is growing and that the ballot is the fairest and most equitable way to give fans around the world the chance to secure tickets.”
Adult tickets will range from £95-£110 on Championship days and start from £25 on practice days. Free passes will also be available for children, with half-price youth tickets being offered to 16-24-year-olds.
The 151st Open Championship runs from July 16-23, 2023, but the results of the ballot will be announced by the end of September. Hospitality tickets, meanwhile, are now on general sale.