Thursday Tickets To Be Honored If Play Continues Monday

The United States Golf Association has announced that if championship play continues on Monday, June 22, tickets for Thursday’s play will honored on Monday.

“We’ve looked long and hard at possible solutions to accommodate those people who saw 3 1/2 hours of golf yesterday,” said David Fay, executive director of the USGA. “Considering today, Saturday and Sunday, the reality is that we have a sell-out of all four days of the championship. As much as some people might think it’s easy to just bring people in and shoehorn them in, we also have to consider the parking situation, security, transportation and, of course, the golf course itself."

Fay added that USGA officials also evaluated the ticket policies of other organizations that run outdoor events. For example, at the British Open, the interpretation of a full day of play is two hours. At the U.S. Open Tennis Championship, held at Flushing Meadow, N.Y., a full day of play is 90 minutes. The USGA also considered the issue of “rain checks.”

“We don’t have makeup dates at the U.S. Open,” said Fay. “We’re sorry those 34,000 fans who came out yesterday didn’t see more golf. And since that time we have been talking about a solution.

“If there is golf on Monday, we will bring Thursday ticket holders on the grounds on Monday,” said Fay. “We think this is a good solution.”

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