Worrying drop in Open attendance
There has been a big fall in attendance figures compared with the last Open held at Muirfield in 2002.Back then, it cost £35 for a day ticket, with pensioners getting in for £20. This year it costs £75 to gain admission for a day - and there are no concessions. For the record, in 2002, 65,099 spectators passed through the gates on the first two days of play. This year, that number has plummeted to 52,537.
Derek Clements is a sports journalist with a particular passion for golf with over 12 years of experience covering golf and other sports including Chief Sub-Editor on the sports desk of The Sunday Times. To contact Derek email direct via [email protected]
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