Special Holiday Offer From USGA For 2012 U.S. Open Tickets

October 27, 2011

Far Hills, N.J. – Holiday shoppers looking for the perfect gift for the golfer on their list can take advantage of a special opportunity courtesy of the United States Golf Association when they purchase tickets for the 2012 U.S. Open Championship, to be played June 11-17 at The Olympic Club in San Francisco, Calif.

Beginning Nov. 1, 2011, the USGA will mail a free 2012 U.S. Open divot repair tool gift set to anyone who purchases tickets by Jan. 2, 2012. Those who purchase tickets on or before Dec. 7 will receive free personalization of their divot repair tool gift set. Limited tickets and packages are available, starting at $50 daily and $450 weekly, respectively.

Tickets will be mailed in early May 2012. The divot repair tool gift set will be mailed two to three weeks after the order is processed.

For more information about pricing and ticket package options, and to purchase tickets online while supplies last, visit www.usopen.com. Each buyer is permitted to purchase up to four tickets for each day while supplies last. All tickets include free public parking and shuttle transportation to and from the parking area and the championship entrance. 

Juniors age 12 and under will be admitted free of charge any day when accompanied by an adult ticket holder. Tickets for juniors age 13 to 17 will be available for purchase at a reduced rate of $15 for practice rounds and $35 for championship rounds. Junior tickets are always available on-site at will call and at all admission gates during the championship. There is a maximum of two junior tickets per one adult ticket holder. Junior tickets permit Trophy Club access only when accompanied by an adult Trophy Club ticket holder. Junior tickets do not permit 1895 Club access.

The 2012 U.S. Open Championship will mark the fifth time the championship has been played on the Lake Course at The Olympic Club, and the first time in 14 years. Past U.S. Open winners at Olympic are Lee Janzen (defeated Payne Stewart by one stroke in 1998), Scott Simpson (defeated Tom Watson by one stroke in 1987), Billy Casper (defeated Arnold Palmer in an 18-hole playoff in 1966) and Jack Fleck (defeated Ben Hogan in an 18-hole playoff in 1955).

The U.S. Open has sold out for 25 consecutive years, and the 2012 championship promises to be no exception.

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The USGA and Chevron have committed to using the game of golf to encourage students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines. This commitment has led to the creation of extensive golf-focused STEM teaching tools, and has resulted in charitable contributions to support golf-related programs through Eagles for Education™

At U.S. Open Championships the Chevron STEM ZONE™ is an interactive experience highlighting the science and math behind the game of golf through a variety of hands-on exhibits and experiments.

The partnership has also produced educational materials such as the Science of Golf video series and a nationally-distributed newspaper insert which are provided to teachers as tools to enhance existing curriculum in schools. These lessons teach the science behind the USGA’s equipment testing, handicapping, and agronomy efforts.

For more interactive experiences featuring golf-focused STEM lessons, visit the partnership homepage.

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Rolex has been a longtime supporter of the USGA and salutes the sportsmanship and great traditions unique to the game. This support includes the Rules of Golf where Rolex has partnered with the USGA to ensure golfers understand and appreciate the game.

As the official timekeeper of the USGA and its championships, they also provide clocks throughout host sites for spectator convenience.

For more information on Rolex and their celebration of the game, visit the Rolex and Golf homepage.

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IBM has partnered with the USGA to bring the same technology, expertise, and innovation it provides to businesses all over the world to the USGA and golf's national championship.

IBM provides the information technology to develop and host the U.S. Open’s official website, www.usopen.com, as well as the mobile apps and scoring systems for the three U.S. Open championships. These real-time technology solutions provide an enhanced experience for fans following the championship onsite and online.

For more information on IBM and the technology that powers the U.S. Open and businesses worldwide, visit http://www.usopen.com/IBM

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Lexus is committed to partnering with the USGA to deliver a best-in-class experience for the world’s best golfers by providing a fleet of courtesy luxury vehicles for all USGA Championships.

At each U.S. Open, Women’s Open and Senior Open, Lexus provides spectators with access to unique experiences ranging from the opportunity to have a picture taken with both the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open trophies to autograph signings with legendary Lexus Golf Ambassadors in the Lexus Performance Drive Pavilion.

For more information on Lexus, visit http://www.lexus.com/

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Together, American Express and the USGA have been providing world-class service to golf fans since 2006. By creating interactive U.S. Open experiences both onsite and online, American Express enhances the USGA’s effort to make the game more accessible and enjoyable for fans.

For more information on American Express visit www.americanexpress.com/entertainment

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