St Andrews Open Championship tickets to go on sale

The 17th Road hole on the Old Course, St Andrews. Picture: Ian Rutherford
The 17th Road hole on the Old Course, St Andrews. Picture: Ian Rutherford
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TICKETS will go on sale for the 2015 Open Championship at St Andrews next week.

The 144th Open Championship will be played from 12-19 July 2015 over the Old Course and world number one Rory McIlroy will return to St Andrews as defending Champion after his two-shot victory over Sergio Garcia and Rickie Fowler at Royal Liverpool in July.

The Open will be played at St Andrews for the 29th time and the list of champions at the Home of Golf includes some of the greatest players in the sport’s history such as Bobby Jones, Peter Thomson, Jack Nicklaus, Seve Ballesteros, Sir Nick Faldo, Tiger Woods and Louis Oosthuizen, who lifted the Claret Jug in 2010.

Earlier this year, The R&A, which organises The Open, announced an extension to the exemption of five-time Open Champion Tom Watson which will enable him to make his 40th anniversary appearance in The Open at St Andrews next year.

Johnnie Cole-Hamilton, Executive Director – Championships at The R&A, said, “We are very much looking forward to the return of The Open to St Andrews next year. There is always a special atmosphere at St Andrews and we will be working hard to deliver an outstanding experience for spectators once again. With Rory McIlroy defending the Claret Jug and Tom Watson making what is likely to be his final appearance in The Open, there will be no shortage of drama and emotion for the galleries. It promises to be a fantastic week of world class golf.”

Tickets for The Open go on sale on Tuesday 4 November 2014. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit TheOpen.com.