Next weekend, the second major of the PGA Tour’s golf schedule tees off at Chambers Bay in University Place, Washington. A course that prides itself on driver accuracy usually results in the winner ending around a few strokes within even par, but in last year’s mastery of the Pinehurst Resort course by Martin Kaymer, he was able to remarkably finish at -9.
Tickets to the U.S. Open on the secondary market vary on which day fans plan on attending. The best deal will be purchasing a weekend badge, which has an average price of $168.32 and a get-in price of $6, according to RazorGator.com. The single-day passes are listed below:
6/18/2015 | U.S. Open Golf: Thursday | Average Price: $514.27 | Get-in Price: $140
6/19/2015 | U.S. Open Golf: Friday | Average Price: $539.05 | Get-in Price: $229
6/20/2015 | U.S. Open Golf: Saturday | Average Price: $403.63 | Get-in Price: $188
6/21/2015 | U.S. Open Golf: Sunday | Average Price: $478.28 | Get-in Price: $197
Friday’s round is the most expensive for now (as of 6/11), featuring an average ticket price of $539.05. On the contrary, Saturday has the least expensive round with an average price just over $400. The U.S. Open Championship ends on Father’s Day, which sports an average of $478.28 and a get-in price of $197 for those making last minute plans.
Those are some high prices but there is high drama. Jordan Spieth is looking to capture the first two Major tournaments of the season after his brilliant Masters performance secured a win by Saturday.
Rory McIlroy returns stateside for the U.S. Open Championship after playing a couple of tournaments overseas that he did not fare particularly well in. Although the majority of the field is completed, there is still qualifying to be done for some of the final spots in the tournament. For now, a few of the definite players in the field include Kaymer, Justin Rose, Webb Simpson, McIlroy, Tiger Woods, Spieth, Bubba Watson, Adam Scott, Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els, Jason Dufner, Rickie Fowler, Keegan Bradley, Jimmy Walker, Jason Day, Dustin Johnson and many more. The qualifying ends after this week’s tournament, the St. Jude’s Classic, which concludes on June 15.
This year is the first time the tournament has been located in the Pacific Northwest in its history.