2013 U.S. Open Sold Out

Marks 27th consecutive sell-out for America’s championship

By USGA
June 9, 2013

Ardmore, Pa. – The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced that all tickets for the 113th U.S. Open Championship, scheduled for June 10-16 at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa., are completely sold out. This is the 27th consecutive year that tickets for the U.S. Open have sold out.

“The tremendous response from golf fans in the Philadelphia area, across the country and around the world demonstrates the public’s excitement about the U.S. Open coming back to Merion,” said Thomas J. O’Toole Jr., USGA vice president and Championship Committee chairman. “We appreciate the loyalty of U.S. Open spectators and are confident that this year’s championship will provide a very memorable experience for all attendees.”

Tickets for juniors are always available on-site at will call and at all admission gates during the championship. 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. 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, but 1895 Club tickets may be purchased for juniors.

The 113th U.S. Open Championship will be the fifth contested at Merion Golf Club, and the first since 1981, when David Graham of Australia won by three strokes over George Burns and Bill Rogers. Merion also was the site of Ben Hogan’s historic 1950 U.S. Open triumph when he returned following a near-fatal automobile accident in 1949. Hogan’s 1-iron approach shot to the 72nd hole remains one of the Open’s iconic moments. He would win the title the following day in an 18-hole playoff over Lloyd Mangrum and George Fazio. Olin Dutra claimed the first U.S. Open at Merion in 1934, while Lee Trevino defeated Jack Nicklaus in a playoff to win the 1971 Open. Merion is also where Bob Jones completed his “Grand Slam” in 1930 by capturing the U.S. Amateur. Following the completion of the 2013 U.S. Open, Merion will have hosted 18 USGA championships, more than any club in the U.S.

For more information about the 2013 U.S. Open Championship, please visit www.usopen.com.

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