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The 146th Open Tickets On Sale Now

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 November 2016 20:37 Tuesday, 08 November 2016 20:30

altThis is the one where it all began. Golf’s oldest and most prestigious Championship is the one they all want to win.

The world’s biggest stars travel to Royal Birkdale in July in the quest to become the Champion Golfer of the Year and lift golf’s most iconic trophy, the Claret Jug.

This the one you have to experience.



The R&A Warns Fans About Mis-Selling From Unofficial Operators Ahead Of The 146th Open At Royal Birkdale

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 October 2016 01:06 Thursday, 27 October 2016 01:00

altAhead of The 146th Open at Royal Birkdale next summer, The R&A is warning spectators not to fall victim to misleading sales practices by unofficial operators selling tickets and hospitality products.

Golf’s most prestigious championship returns to the Southport links from 16-23 July 2017. Fans are advised to be vigilant and to carefully scrutinise all ticket and hospitality packages before making a purchase to avoid disappointment.



Celebrate The Anniversary Of The British Open With The 1st Prestwick Collection

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 October 2016 02:47 Tuesday, 18 October 2016 02:41

altHistory was made 156 years ago. On the October 17, 1860, the very first Open Championship was played at Prestwick on the Ayrshire coast of Scotland.

When Allan Robertson, regarded as the world’s finest golfer, died in 1859, a collection of leading figures of the game came together to determine his successor.



2017 British Open Tickets Go On General Sale On September 22, 2016

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 September 2016 18:24 Wednesday, 21 September 2016 18:21

altFor under-25s, The Open is more accessible than ever with Youth Tickets extended from 16-21 years of age to 16-24 year olds and The R&A is once again providing free camping accommodation for Youth Ticket holders.

Sports fans should have July 16-23, 2017, firmly in their diaries as Champion Golfer of the Year, Henrik Stenson will look to defend the title he won in record-breaking fashion following a gripping duel with Phil Mickelson at Royal Troon in 2016. The world’s best golfers will join him next summer at Royal Birkdale as they compete for the most coveted prize in golf, the Claret Jug.

More than 200,000 spectators are expected to come together across the magnificent dunes of Royal Birkdale, arguably The Open’s best viewing course.



Mickelson Not Close to Being Over Runner-Up in British Open

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 July 2016 19:03 Tuesday, 26 July 2016 18:55

Phil MickelsonCanadian Press

SPRINGFIELD, New Jersey (Tom Canavan/AP) — If you thought two weeks was enough time for Phil Mickelson to get over his second-place finish in the British Open duel with Henrik Stenson, guess again.

Lefty said it’s going to take a long time to get over the British Open, probably longer than any of his other excruciating losses in a major.

The hurt and disappointment wasn’t because Mickelson missed out on either his sixth major or his first win since the 2013 British Open. This was the first time the 46-year-old Mickelson played his best, and it wasn’t good enough.



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