BOSTON, Mass – Hate to be the bearer of bad news New England golf fans but if you were planning to attend in-person the 2022 U.S. Open scheduled June 13 – 19 you have a problem!
Although it’s a year away, tickets to the 122nd US Open at the Country Club in Brookline went on sale Friday June 18.
As of Monday June 21 all potential online purchases read:
"There are currently no tickets available
Continue to check back as additional tickets may become available for purchase at a later time."
In other words SOLD OUT!
The golf major set for the week of June 13, 2022, will be the fourth time the U.S. Open will be held at the exclusive Brookline golf course. It will be the first time in more than three decades the U.S. Open will be held at the Country Club, which is one of the USGA's five founding clubs.
"It is an incredible opportunity to bring the championship back to the site of one of the most significant events in American golf history," USGA senior managing director of championships John Bodenhamer said in a release.
The ticket packages offered were:
Weekly Gallery: Access to grounds for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday practices, and all four rounds. ($800 each)
Weekly Garden: Access to grounds the entire week, plus food and beverage options.
Weekly Trophy Club: Access to grounds on all seven days, plus entry into Trophy Club lounge.
Weekly Cabana: Luxury option with 12 tickets per day, plus on-demand food, beverage, and bottle service.
Two-Day Reserved Grandstand: Two packages with weekday and weekend options for American Express customers, with access to grandstand near the second and fifth holes.
The USGA always has its eye on the money and according to the USGA website corporate tents have almost SOLD OUT. All Pavillion tents next to the 18th green have been sold for $390,000 each. All Pavillion tents on the 15th fairway have sold out for $320,000 each. A Champions Pavillion tent offering 12 daily tickets sold for $40,000.
According to annual reports from Golf Digest the USGA profits exceed $75 million for running the U.S. Open. And, it’s been reported the 501 (c) business has $300 million in its bank account.
For more details on each of these check out the US Open website. https://www.usopen.com/2022-u-s–open-ticket-packages0.html
USGA members were able to access ticket presales beginning Wednesday June 16. Daily and multiday access to the event, will go on sale later, according to the USGA.
The Country Club in Brookline has hosted the US Open four times.
The last time the club hosted was in 1988, when Curtis Strange beat Nick Faldo in a memorable 18-hole playoff.
One of the most famous moments for The Country Club was in 1913, when Francis Ouimet, a 20-year-old amateur and former club caddie, defeated British professional stalwarts Harry Vardon and Ted Ray in an 18-hole playoff.
Ouimet was the first of five amateurs to win and his win "stands as one of the greatest upsets in sports history," according to the USGA.
In 1999 The Country Club hosted the 33rd Ryder Cup Matches, also known as the “Battle of Brookline,” with an improbable 14 1/2 to 13 1/2 win on the last day. The Europeans, leading 10–6 heading into the final round, needed only 4 points on the final day to retain the cup. The Americans rallied on the Sunday, winning the first 6 matches of the day to surge into the lead. Further wins by Steve Pate and Jim Furyk took them into a 14–12 lead.
The Americans recaptured the Ryder Cup when Justin Leonard halved his match with José María Olazábal. With the match all-square Leonard holed a 45-foot birdie putt on the 17th hole. After controversial premature celebrations on the green, Olazabal then missed his 22-foot birdie putt to leave Leonard one up with just one hole to play, assuring him of a half point and guaranteeing an American victory.