Spectators allowed back for Open Championship – Golf News | Golf Magazine


Subsequent month’s Open Championship at Royal St George’s in Kent will have the ability to host as much as 32,000 every day following the most recent authorities recommendation on staging outside occasions.

An announcement from the R&A mentioned: “We will now verify that we will welcome as much as 32,000 followers on every championship day of The 149th Open Championship at Royal St George’s and that this can embrace these present ticketholders and hospitality friends who’ve already bought tickets. We will likely be emailing all these individuals to substantiate the preparations, together with the necessities for Covid standing certification.

“Our finish objective is to stage a improbable Open at Royal St George’s and provides our followers and gamers one thing to be genuinely enthusiastic about this summer time. Persevering with to make sure the well being and security of all of these attending stays our highest precedence.

Martin Slumbers, Chief Govt of The R&A, mentioned: “We’re happy to now have the ability to proceed with our plans for having a major attendance at this yr’s Championship. These followers will play an enormous position in creating a really particular environment because the world’s greatest gamers compete for the Claret Jug and we look ahead to welcoming them to Royal St George’s.

“I wish to acknowledge the assist and understanding we’ve acquired from the federal government and public well being authorities, followers, gamers, our patrons and companions, as we’ve labored by means of this extraordinarily difficult course of. The Open is a really particular championship on the planet of sport and we’re lucky that so many individuals care as deeply about it as we do.”

Tradition Secretary Oliver Dowden mentioned: “The Open Championship returns to Royal St George’s for the primary time in a decade and what higher technique to welcome its return than with greater than 30,000 followers every day watching the very best golfers on the planet battle it out for the well-known Claret Jug.

“We’ve got all the time mentioned we’ll do every little thing attainable to return followers to our iconic cultural and sporting occasions as quickly, and as safely, as attainable — and because of the outstanding success of our vaccine rollout and uptake of the NHS App we’re in a position to take one other step ahead by means of our flagship Occasions Analysis Programme.”


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