BOSTON, Mass – It’s no secret what upcoming sporting event in New England is the toughest ticket to find.
If you plan to attend and do not already have a ticket, you will pay big money for a “Grounds Only” ticket to the U.S. Open scheduled June 13-19 at The Country Club in Brookline (MA), site of the 1999 Ryder Cup and three prior U.S. Opens in 1988, 1963, and 1913.
Tickets for the third golf major of the year were available online at the United States Golf Association website last June. Face value for one “Grounds Only” ticket cost $850. entitling you to enter The Country Club grounds for three practice rounds and four tournament days.
No surprise but tickets “SOLD OUT” the day after Jon Rahm tapped in his final putt to win the 2021 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach on Father’s Day June 13. Corporate tents also “SOLD OUT” almost immediately in prices ranging about $450,000 each that enables the business/buyer to bring in 40 guests per day and then pay a substantial food and beverage bill.
Effective Monday May 23 at 10 a.m. the U.S.G.A. has launched a platform to help some fans attend, who otherwise do not have tickets, and who don’t want to spend a small fortune to buy one ticket.
Here is the U.S.G.A. announcement.
This program is the the start of something good. A quick search on Google for U.S. Open tickets shows “Grounds Only” practice round prices in the range of $200 – $300. Then one day tournament rounds starting Thursday June 16 at about $450. For Sunday Fathers’ Day June 19 the price range starts at over $1000.
The U.S.G.A. received 9,265 entries for this year’s event at The Country Club, including entries from Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson. Expectations are high that the U.S.G.A. will pair the two superstars together in the first two rounds.
“It is something that I still look back and I’m like, wow, I really can’t believe it happened,” Rahm told the U.S.G.A. one day after winning the Mexico Open (May 1) for his seventh PGA Tour win. “Out of all the majors I thought I could possibly win, and which one would come first, I truly didn’t think the U.S. Open would be first. And that is my honest truth, based on my past experiences in the tournament. It did, and I’m proud because there’s no tougher test.”
The U.S.G.A., the Town of Brookline and The Country Club have mutually agreed that only 25,000 fans will be allowed on the property each day, that does not count the additional 15,000 corporate guests, volunteers, staff and players, that will total 40,000. Off site parking for fans is a considerable distance and will cost upwards of $25 daily.
Click the links below and follow the prompts to learn how to resell your tickets or transfer tickets you currently own to another individual.