The Ticket Ballot for The 151st Open at Hoylake will open on Tuesday 21 June 2022
By Mark Gorton
31st May 2022 | Local Sport
Following the announcement of a record-breaking attendance for The 150th Open at St Andrews in July, a ballot for tickets will be held for The 151st Open to be played at Royal Liverpool, Hoylake, in 2023.
The Ticket Ballot application window will only be open to members of The One Club, The Open's free-to-join membership programme, from Tuesday 21 June to Wednesday 20 July 2022.
Fans will find out the results of the Ticket Ballot in August and September 2022.
If you wish to bid for tickets, make sure you are signed up to The One Club, and then you are all set to enter the Ticket Ballot when it opens next month.
From this date, golf fans will just need to sign in to their One Club account on TheOpen.com and click the 'Enter Ballot' button before the Ticket Ballot closes on Wednesday 20 July 2022.
The Open organisers, The R&A, says it wants to make sure that the make-up of golf fans at The 151st Open is diverse, and will strive for a mix of local fans as well as those from the rest of the UK and abroad.
There is also a commitment to inspiring the next generation of golf fans and a significant proportion of tickets will be allocated to Juniors (Under 16s) and Youths (16-24s).
Once the Ticket Ballot closes on Wednesday 20 July, all applications will be reviewed and applicants emailed throughout August and September informing them of whether their Ticket Ballot entry has been successful.
Why is there a Ticket Ballot?
The R&A says that with unprecedented levels of demand for The Open seen in recent years, this process will provide the fairest and most inclusive way of allocating tickets for the return of the Championship to Royal Liverpool in 2023.