Direct-to-Public Tickets for 2019 Open are Sold Out
It will be 11 months before the lads tee up at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland for the 2019 Open Championship (July 14-17).
Several media outlets such as the Belfast Telegraph, bbc.com and Golf Digest are reporting direct-to-pubic tickets for the four tournament days are already sold out.
According to Golf Digest, more than 190,00 tickets were made public, a fifth of which were gone within 48 hours of posting. It’s the first time in 148 years the Open has sold out.
“It is clear from the record-breaking ticket sales that golf fans are looking forward to the long-awaited return of The Open to Northern Ireland,” said Johnnie Cole-Hamilton, executive director – Championships at The R&A.
Luckily, you can still attend the Open. Premier Golf has amenity-filled packages with tickets available although one has already sold out. Click 2019 Open Packages to review the offerings. If you’re wondering why the 2019 Open Championship is so popular, here’s why:
– It’s the first time the event has been held in Northern Ireland since 1951.
– It’s the first ever ticket-only Open Championship.
– The Irish absolutely love golf and view the Open as celebration of the game and a way to way to pay homage to Northern Ireland golfers like Rory McIlroy, Graeme McDowell and Darren Clarke, native sons from the area. All three grew up playing golf at Royal Portrush.
– Royal Portrush (Dunluce Course) is one of the world’s great golf courses. It ranks the as the 7th best course in Golf Digest’s World 100. It has a spectacular seaside setting and some of the best putting surfaces in the world.
– Visitors have lots of activities and sights nearby such as the Giant’s Causeway, Dunluce Castle, Bushmills Distillery, Whiterocks Beach, Causeway Coastal Walk, Barry’s Amusements Theme Park,
– For those who want to tee up near Portrush, the options include Portstewart GC, Castlerock GC and Gracehill GC.
Perhaps 2011 Open Champion Darren Clarke sums up next year’s Open the best when he says: “The passion that the Irish fans will bring to the event is going to be amazing.”