For the first time in 68 years, the Open Championship is heading to Northern Ireland. The 148th Open will take place at Royal Portrush and it is one of the most eagerly anticipated sporting events to come to the island of Ireland.
The Royal Portrush event is the fastest selling Open Championship in history and tickets for the Major are now on general sale. Fans can take advantage of early bird prices for a limited time only until midnight on Sunday 5 August. From today, all tickets categories for The 148th Open can be purchased at TheOpen.com/PortrushTickets.
The tournament will be held at Royal Portrush Golf Club from 14-21 July 2019 and 190,00 spectators are expected to attend the event. Organisers have advised fans to secure their tickets well in advance in order to avoid disappointment.
Speaking about The 148th Open coming to Royal Portrush, Mayo Footballer and three-time All-Star Aidan O’Shea said:
“I attended The Open for the first time at Carnoustie and was amazed by its scale and the overall experience. It was incredible how much golf you get to see, and how close you get to the players. It was clear from the moment I walked through the gates that a Major Championship is on a completely different level to any other tournament.
“I’m really excited The Open is coming to Northern Ireland. It will be an experience not to be missed and it’s great that the fans have the opportunity to secure their tickets with the Early Bird prices before 6th August.”
Fiona Coghlan, Former Irish Rugby Captain added:
“It’s fantastic that The Open is coming to the links of Royal Portrush next year. I was fortunate enough to attend this year’s Open over in Carnoustie and the sheer size and overall experience of the tournament is truly spectacular.
“Sporting events of this stature in Ireland are few and far between, making this an unmissable opportunity for Irish sports fans to come and watch some of the world’s best golfers compete for a Major. Clearly, that’s captured the imagination given the rush for tickets already and I’m sure The Open will attract fans of all sports from across Ireland and beyond.”
Adult daily tickets are available from £15 for practice days whilst kids under the age of 16 will be able to attend the Championship for free when attending with a paying adult. Those aged under 25 can purchase tickets at reduced prices and will benefit from the option to take up free accommodation at The Open Camping Village.