Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Irish Open a sell-out at Royal County Down

The European Tour has announced that spectators' tickets for this week's Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation at Royal County Down Golf Club, Newcastle inNorthern Ireland, starting tomorrow (Thursday),  have now sold out.
Golf fans have been urged not to turn up at the gate without a ticket now that the tournament has replicated the success of 2012, when the same tournament at Royal Portrush Golf Club became the first European Tour event to sell out in advance.
Whilst more than 90 per cent of spectators at Royal Portrush were residents of Northern Ireland, one third of ticket sales for this year’s Irish Open have been to visitors.
A breakdown of sales figures has revealed that 28 per cent of spectators will make the trip north from the Republic of Ireland, with 4 per cent from GB and one per cent from the rest of the world, leaving 67 per cent of spectators from Northern Ireland.
The news does not come as a surprise, with World Number One Rory McIlroy having used his own personal influence to attract a star-studded international field that includes many of the world’s best golfers including Sergio Garcia, Rickie Fowler, Ernie Els, Lee Westwood, Graeme McDowell, Luke Donald, Martin Kaymer, Darren Clarke, Miguel Angel Jiménez, Padraig Harrington, Shane Lowry, George Coetzee, Paul Lawrie, and many more.



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