The British Open, known officially as simply "the Open Championship", is one of the four "major" annual golf tournaments. It is also the oldest of the majors and the only to be held outside the United States. The Open is the third major played in the golf season and is held the weekend of the third Friday in July. The British Open was first held in 1860 at Prestwick Golf Club and is one of the most revered traditions in all of sports. The British Open is a unique experience for golf fans to visit the historic courses of the UK and see their golf heroes play on a style of course similar to that on which golf was founded. The winner of the British Open receives a generous prize of more than $8 million and receives the coveted Golf Champion Trophy, also known as the Claret Jug, awarded since 1871. At the end of 72 holes, if golfers are tied, players play a four-hole playoff beginning with the 1st hole, then the 16th through 18th. If still tied, the players repeat the 18th hole until a champion emerges. Some of the most notable winners of the British Open include Bobby Jones - the last amateur to win, Harry Vardon, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, and Tiger Woods just to name a few. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for British Open Tickets.
2016 British Open
The British Open, or Open Championship is one of golf's most iconic events. The oldest of the four major championships on the PGA Tour, the British Open rotates between some of the oldest and most prestigeous golf courses in the UK. Maybe the most prominent course that hosts the British Open is the Old Course at St. Andrews. St. Andrews was estiblished over 500 years ago, and is considered by some to be the birthplace of modern day golf. Attending a British open at the Old Course at St. Andrews is an experience unlike any other in professional golf and seeing the top pros battle on the historic course is awe inspiring. Other top courses that host the British Open include, Muirfield, Royal Troon Golf Club, Roy St. George's Golf Club, Royal Portush golf club, Royal Birkdale Golf Club, and as well as other iconic courses in the UK.
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Which day at the British Open should I purchase tickets for?
Choosing the right day to buy British Open Tickets is pretty simple. A 4 day badge will get you access to all of the pro golf at the British Open, with purchasing tickets to the first day will let you see the opening ceremonies and first tee shots. Buying British Open Sunday tickets will let you see a champion crowned at the PGA National Golf Club.
What is the difference between the British Open and the Open Championship?
The British Open and the Open Championship are the same event. The Tournament is also sometimes referred to as simply The Open, referring to the fact that the British Open is the oldest of the major professional golf tournaments on the pga tour.
Where will the 2016 British Open be played?
The British Open rotates between a number of the most iconic locations in England and Scotland, including St. Andrews in Scotland.
Who will be in the field for the 2016 British Open ?
The British Open attracts some of the top golfers in the world. Previous winners of the British Open include Jack Nicklaus and Rory McIlroy. The field for the 2017 British Open is announced shortly before the start of the tournament.