Far Hills, N.J. – The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced that tickets for the 2012 U.S. Amateur Championship, scheduled for August 13-19 at Cherry Hills Country Club in Cherry Hills Village, Colo., are now on sale. The U.S. Amateur returns to Cherry Hills Country Club for the second time; the first was in 1990, when Phil Mickelson claimed the championship, launching a career that would include four major championships and 40 career PGA Tour victories.
Tickets are on sale at area King Soopers locations or online at www.TicketsWest.com. Daily tickets are available for $17.50 and a weekly ticket package is available for $85. Children 17 years and younger receive free admission when accompanied by a ticketed adult.
Please visit www.2012usamateur.com for more information.
Cherry Hills has a rich history of hosting USGA championships, including the 1960 U.S. Open, when Arnold Palmer captured his only U.S. Open championship in a dramatic final-round comeback. Other USGA national championships at Cherry Hills C.C. include the 1938 and 1978 U.S. Opens (won by Ralph Guldahl and Andy North, respectively), 1976 USGA Senior Amateur (won by Lew Oehmig), 1983 U.S. Mid-Amateur (won by Jay Sigel), 1993 U.S. Senior Open (won by Jack Nicklaus) and the 2005 U.S. Women’s Open (won by Birdie Kim).