The Royal & Ancient Golf Club (R&A), the organisers of the Open Championship, has broken its own ticket record for the Royal St George’s event taking place next year.

Monday marked the highest selling day of advanced tickets in the history of The Open, with the number of tickets sold surpassing the previous record, set earlier this year for Royal Portrush, within seven hours.

With next month’s golf tournament in Northern Ireland already sold out, fans have been turning their attention to the July 2020 event in Kent.

There is now limited availability on the weekend bundle and the early bird pricing ended today (Friday).

Neil Armit, chief commercial officer at the R&A, said, according to the Times and Star: “We have experienced record-breaking sales for Royal St George’s which underlines the level of excitement among fans about the return of The Open to Kent for the first time in almost a decade.

“We expect that tickets will remain in high demand and we want to ensure that fans are aware that they can take advantage of early season prices until the end of this week.”

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