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March 3, 2014

USGA makes U.S. Senior Open daily tickets available

EDMOND — Daily tickets for the 2014 U.S. Senior Open Championship, conducted by the United States Golf Association, went on sale Monday. The 35th U.S. Senior Open will be July 7-13 at Oak Tree National.

Practice rounds for the 2014 U.S. Senior Open are July 7-9. Championship rounds are July 10-13.

The week-long event will feature a field of 156 of the world’s best professional and amateur senior golfers, who are older than the age of 50. Players eligible to compete include Fred Couples, Fred Funk, Hale Irwin, Bernhard Langer, and Tom Lehman. The field may include Oak Tree National’s own Gil Morgan, Bob Tway, Willie Wood and Scott Verplank.

Due to a steady increase in demand, the USGA has released a limited number of daily tickets. Practice round tickets (Monday through Wednesday) are available for $20 per day and Championship round tickets (Thursday through Sunday) are available for $45 per day. Daily tickets provide access to the championship grounds and include complimentary parking.

Upgraded daily ticket options also are available, which include access into the exclusive, air-conditioned Trophy Club pavilion. With access to the Trophy Club, Practice round tickets are available for $40 and Championship round tickets are priced at $65.

“Advance ticket sales have been outstanding, and spectator attendance is expected to exceed 125,000 people throughout the week,” said Tim Flaherty, USGA senior director of the U.S. Senior Open and U.S. Women’s Open Championships. “We anticipate a high demand for the limited number of daily tickets.”

Additional ticket options consist of the Trophy Club Package, which includes individual daily tickets for all seven days (Monday-Sunday) with access to the Trophy Club pavilion, the grounds and grandstands. The Trophy Club pavilion features upscale food and beverages for purchase along with live U.S. Senior Open television coverage. A free official championship program is also included with purchase. The Trophy Club package is available for $225.

Also available is the weekly ticket package. It includes individual daily tickets for all seven days (Monday-Sunday) with access onto the grounds and grandstands. Weekly ticket packages are available for $125.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.2014ussenioropen.com or at Buy For Less or Uptown Grocery stores. Ticket prices will increase at the gate during the week of the championship. Throughout championship week, kids 17 and under receive free admission when accompanied by a ticketed adult. Along with free admission, the front row of every bleacher is reserved just for children.

With this year’s U.S. Senior Open, Oak Tree National is hosting its second USGA championship. The club also was the site of the 1984 U.S. Amateur when Scott Verplank won by defeating Sam Randolph, 4 and 3, in the final match.

NBC and ESPN will provide at least 14 hours of live television coverage of all four rounds of the championship.

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