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SBD/April 3, 2013/Events and Attractions
Texas Open To Have Deepest Field In Nearly Two Decades With Commitment From McIlroy
Published April 3, 2013
TIGHT SQUEEZE: In Philadelphia, Brian McCrone noted packing 25,000 spectators onto the "tight confines" of the 126-acre Merion Golf Club in Ardmore for the U.S. Open on June 13-16 will "prove to be a test for USGA officials and Merion organizers." Merion U.S. Open Committee Chair Richard Ill said, "There’ll be grandstands for 16,000. The idea is for the limited space the course has, we’ll want fans to be situated in grandstands. The grandstands will be situated so fans can see more than one hole" (PHILLY.com, 4/1).
THAT'S THE TICKET: GOLF.com's Coleman McDowell reported a four-day pass for The Masters "currently stands at $4,486." An individual day pass "runs from as low as $1,215 for Friday's round to as expensive as $1,786 for Thursday's opening round." By comparison, last year's BCS National Championship game "checked in at $1,450 for one ticket, followed by the Super Bowl ($1,210), World Series ($850) and NBA Finals ($315)" (GOLF.com, 3/29).