R&A introduces twilight-rate ticket for 2016 Open Championship
Open Championship

R&A introduces twilight-rate ticket for 2016 Open Championship

The R&A has noticed the sparse crowds late in the day Thursdays and Fridays, not only at their Open Championship, but also at other big golf tournaments worldwide. So they've decided to offer what amounts to a twilight-rate ticket for the first two days of next summer's Open at Royal Troon, hoping to get more people inside the gates when they get done with work.

The twilight tickets will allow fans to get onto the grounds at Troon after 4 p.m. local time for £25, or about $38. Compare the twilight ticket price to the £60 ($92) price for a daily ticket purchased before May 31 or the £80 ($122) fee for a ticket purchased after May 31. With golf going during the first two days of the Open from 7 a.m. to almost 10 p.m., this new twilight ticket offers a good deal for fans who can't or don't want to grind through a full day of golf action.

In addition to a £10 reduction in the advance-purchase daily tickets, the R&A has also applied the same reduction to a weekly pass purchased before May 31.

The 2016 Open Championship will be played July 14-17.