Everyone who applied, via the random drawing process, for tickets to the 34th U.S. Senior Open Championship, will receive their request.
The United States Golf Association Championship will be held July 8-14, 2013 at the Omaha Country Club.
Officials said because of a generous grant from Douglas County, additional grandstands will be built, allowing all applicants to receive their requested tickets. Ticket applications exceeded all goals, ensuring an outstanding crowd will attend the 2013 championship.
Based on these ticket sales and the overwhelming corporate support of the championship, officials now estimate the total attendance will exceed the original goal of 150,000 spectators during the week. “An exceptional response from an extraordinary community,” stated General Chairman, Patrick Duffy.
Tim Flaherty, Senior Director, U.S. Senior and Women’s Opens, said, “The response of the Omaha community is reflective of why we chose to bring the U.S. Senior Open to Omaha in the first place. We look forward to hosting an outstanding national championship next summer.”
Spectators coming to Omaha will hail from 31 states, the District of Columbia and Canada.
While the championship is sold out of weekly tickets, local officials are working with the USGA to determine if additional public tickets can be made available for practice rounds or championship round play. An announcement on the availability of additional tickets will be made at a later date.
Please check the championship website for updates: www.2013ussenioropen.com.
ABOUT THE U.S. SENIOR OPEN
The 34th U.S. Senior Open to be held July 8-14, 2013 at Omaha Country Club, in Omaha, Neb., will feature a field of 156 of the world’s best professional and amateur senior golfers (over the age of 50). Players expected to compete include Fred Couples, Fred Funk, Bernhard Langer, Tom Lehman, Vijay Singh and Tom Watson.
The U.S. Senior Open will be the first ever USGA championship hosted by Omaha Country Club. NBC and ESPN will provide more than 16 hours of live television coverage of all four rounds of the Championship.
ABOUT THE USGA
The USGA conducts the U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open and U.S. Senior Open, as well as 10 national amateur championships, two state team championships and international matches.
Together with The R&A, the USGA governs the game worldwide, jointly administering the Rules of Golf, Rules of Amateur Status, Equipment Standards and World Amateur Golf Rankings. The USGA’s working jurisdiction comprises the United States, its territories and Mexico.
The USGA is a global leader in the development and support of sustainable golf course management practices. It serves as a primary steward for the game’s history and funds an ongoing “For the Good of the Game” charitable giving program. Additionally, the USGA’s Course Rating and Handicap systems are used on six continents in more than 50 countries.
For more information about the USGA, visit www.usga.org.