Fans who wish to attend next year’s 150th Open Championship can try to access tickets through a ballot that will open next month.
The R&A anticipates extremely high demand for the historic championship, which will be played in St Andrews from July 10-17, 2022.
This is the first time they have introduced a Wimbledon style ballot for spectators.
The ticket ballot will take place from July 1 to October 4, 2021.
Hosting offers for the event have been on sale since last year and the R&A says 85% of the packages have already been purchased.
He added that there will be a balance in allocations to “ensure that every generation of fans, from all over the world, as well as across the UK and the region can attend the celebrations”.
Describing the event as “a momentous opportunity for golf,” Martin Slumbers, Managing Director of R&A, said: “We are expecting exceptional demand.
“The ballot will give as many fans as possible the chance to secure a ticket and be a part of history at one of the world’s most revered and renowned sporting events.”
Tickets will cost £ 95 per adult for each of the four days of competition, with practice laps costing between £ 20 and £ 50. The free ticket program for children will continue and there are half-price youth packages for 16-24 year olds.
This year’s 149th Open will be played at Royal St George’s in Kent next month. Numbers for the championship, which was canceled last year due to the Covid pandemic, have yet to be finalized.
Existing ticket holders are waiting to see if they will be able to attend the event July 12-18, although it is hoped galleries up to 30,000 per day will be licensed to Sandwich.