R&A announce 151st Open Championship ballot will open next month

Following the success of the ballot for the 150th Open Championship, the R&A want to ensure as many fans as possible have the chance to go to Hoylake in 2023.

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Tue, 31 May 2022
R&A announce 151st Open Championship ballot will open next month

The R&A have revealed the ballot for the 151st Open Championship at Royal Liverpool will begin on June 21 and close on July 20.

After the success of the ballot for this year's landmark 150th Open Championship at St. Andrews, the R&A wants to ensure as many fans as possible can attend the event in 2023.

The ballot will begin on June 21 and run until the end of this year's tournament on the Old Course. The Open will be held at Hoylake in 2023 from July 16 to 23.

The results of the ballot will be announced by the end of September and it will only be open to members of The One Club, which is a free-to-join membership programme at www.TheOpen.com.

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More than 1.3 million applications were submitted for The 150th Open Championship this year and this led to the highest-ever number of general admission tickets being issued to fans from across the world, with a record-breaking 290,000 fans set to attend the milestone event.

The Open will be played at Royal Liverpool for the 13th time and the first since 2014 when Rory McIlroy lifted the famous Claret Jug.

Ticket prices for The 151st Open will start from £95 for an adult on Championship days and from £25 on practice days. The R&A reinvests the revenues generated by The Open in growing golf around the world and is currently investing £200 million over a 10-year period.

"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 and it proved to be very successful," said Martin Slumbers, the Chief Executive of The R&A.

"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. We greatly appreciate the enthusiasm that fans have for The Open and look forward to welcoming as many of them as we can to Royal Liverpool next year."



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