R&A confirm The Open will have 32,000 FANS each day at Royal St. George's

The Open Championship returns to Royal St. George's in Kent this year as reigning champion Shane Lowry will finally have the chance to defend his crown.

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Sat, 19 Jun 2021
R&A confirm The Open will have 32,000 FANS each day at Royal St. Georges'

The R&A have confirmed that 32,000 spectators will be allowed on each championship day at The Open at Royal St. Georges in July. 

Golf fans have waited anxiously for news about crowd capacity at this year's event, which will allow existing ticketholders and hospitality guests to attend.

The end goal for the R&A is to stage a fantastic event in Sandwich, Kent and give thousands of golf fans something to be excited about this summer. 

The R&A will be emailing all existing ticket holders and hospitality guests to confirm the arrangements for The 149th Open, including the requirements for Covid status certification.

"We are pleased to now be able to proceed with our plans for having a significant attendance at this year's Championship," said Martin Slumbers, the Chief Executive of the R&A.

"These fans will play a huge role in creating a very special atmosphere as the world's best players compete for the Claret Jug and we look forward to welcoming them to Royal St George's."

Shane Lowry won his first major championship at The Open in 2019 when he secured a superb 6-shot victory in front of a home crowd at Royal Portrush.

It seems a long time ago now since Lowry won at the last playing of golf's oldest major, and many of the world's top players will be looking to etch their name in history as well.

In 2011 when the tournament was last held at Royal St. George's, Darren Clarke held off the challenges of Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson to win the first major title of his career.