Open organisers staggered by phenomenal interest in tournament’s return to NI BelfastTelegraph.co.uk The organisers of golf’s Open Championship have said they are staggered by the level of interest in the tournament’s historic return to Northern Ireland. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/open-organisers-staggered-by-phenomenal-interest-in-tournaments-return-to-ni-37672446.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/article37672442.ece/89ec7/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_69799efe-45b5-4ff2-a1fc-908066626db6_1 Email The organisers of golf’s Open Championship have said they are staggered by the level of interest in the tournament’s historic return to Northern Ireland. The Royal and Ancient described the demand for tickets to see July’s sporting showpiece at Royal Portrush Golf Club as “phenomenal”. The tournament, which is returning to Northern Ireland and Portrush for the first time in almost 70 years, sold out last August – 10 months before the world’s top golfers tee off on the scenic Causeway Coast. Only tickets for practice days remain. We were confident there would be huge excitement here but I think even we were staggered by just how much there was when the championship days sold out in two months,” Mike Woodcock, R&A On a winter planning visit to the course, Mike Woodcock, director of corporate communications at the R&A, said the pace at which tickets went took them by surprise. “We were confident there would be huge excitement here but I… Read full this story
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