Partly sunny skies and 70-degree days are expected to grace University Place, Washington this weekend for the 2015 U.S. Open. The 115th will be starting on Thursday, for the first time in the Pacific Northwest. As one of golf’s four majors, and the second one of the year, demand is unsurprisingly high for tickets on the secondary market. 2015 US Open tickets for Thursday’s opening round still remain the most expensive on the secondary market. The current average price is $512 with a get-in price of $112. Friday will be the least expensive with an average of $408.25.
(UPDATE 6/15/15) Practice is underway and the 2015 U.S. Open will officially start in just a matter of days. As the flurry of former winners and young stars will be descending upon Chambers Bay, ticket demand is still high on the secondary market. The current average price for US Open tickets across the four days of the tournament is $521.89. The most expensive day is Thursday with an average price of $680.43. Practice Round tickets are still significantly less expensive with a combined average of $109.23 from Monday to Wednesday. Rory McIlroy is still the favorite according to GolfOdds.com, though his odds have dropped from 6/1 to 7/1.
2015 US Open Golf Tickets Are Averaging Over $450 On Secondary Market
(6/11/15) As the St. Jude Classic kicks off, most golf fans are waiting for the next tournament, the U.S. Open. The 115th U.S. Open will be played at Chambers Bay Golf Club in University Place, Washington. It will be the first U.S. Open to be played in the state of Washington. Golf’s second major of the year will officially start on Thursday, June 18. As one of the biggest PGA events of the year, demand is high to be among the many in attendance at Chambers Bay, especially when compared to last year.
The current average price for 2015 U.S. Open tickets on the secondary market is $462.43 across the four days of the tournament. That is up 242% from last year’s average when the tournament was held at Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, North Carolina. Martin Kaymer won the 2014 U.S. Open by eight strokes, the only golfer to seemingly successfully maneuver the par-70 course. Kaymer started the tournament with back-to-back 65s, which placed him 10-under after the first two rounds. Rickie Fowler and Erik Compton finished the tournament tied for second, both a just 1-under par.
Chambers Bay will bring a high quality field of golfers, including 13 who have won the tournament in previous years. Tiger Woods, who is expected to play, is the only three-time winner in the field. He could be joined by Retief Goosen, Lee Janzen or Ernie Els, who have each won two, though the most recent of those wins was Goosen in 2004.
The most expensive day of the tournament on the secondary market is currently Friday with an average price of $539.05 for the second round. The opening round is the second most expensive by average price at $514.27. Both of the weekend rounds fall below at $500 average as Saturday has an average of $403.63 and the final round on Sunday is $478.28.
As with the other majors, the practice rounds on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday will be open to those who have tickets. The combined average price for the three practice rounds is currently $82.53. The most expensive of the rounds is on Wednesday with an average of $148.28.
According to GolfOdds.com, Rory McIlroy is the favorite to win the tournament at 6/1. 2015 Masters champion Jordan Spieth follows at 7/1. Dustin Johnson and Justin Rose have the third highest odds at 15/1. Kaymer, last year’s winner, and Tiger Woods are far behind in the odds at 40/1.