Tiger ripple? US Open tickets way down from 2013
JUN 05, 2014 2:18p ET
If you’re hoping to go to the US Open this year, you’ll be happy to know that it won't require a second mortgage on your house. Tickets for the 2014 US Open at Pinehurst are miniscule when compared to prices from a year ago, and it could have something to do with a certain man in red’s absence.
It’s well known that Tiger Woods will miss the US Open this month, and his presence will be missed by those attending, as well as those trying to sell tickets. The average price for a four-day gallery pass on StubHub is about $424, with the cheapest priced at $279.
According to philly.com, the average price for a week-pass in 2013 was $1,400.
Don't forget Woods played last year.
Although he won't be in the field this year, just about every other big-name golfer will be, and these prices are too low to turn down.
If you’re looking to just make a day trip and watch the first round Thursday, ticket prices are as low as $54. Last year’s average price for a Thursday ticket? $285.
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Granted, the 2013 US Open at Merion was located just outside of Philadelphia, a huge metropolitan area. Pinehurst doesn’t feature quite the same big-city venue, which could cause ticket prices to fall. Fewer tickets were available last year as well, driving demand (and prices) through the roof.
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It’s hard to determine if the absence of the biggest name in golf or the location caused prices to fall, but as a golf fan, low prices are quite enticing. Not to mention, the final round falls on Father’s Day, and US Open tickets would make a great gift (hint-hint).