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2008 U.S. Senior Open tickets on sale

Daily Staff ReportVail CO, Colorado

COLORADO SPRINGS Tickets for the 29th U.S. Senior Open, to be held July 28 August 3, 2008 at The Broadmoor, go on sale today.Spectators can select from a variety of ticket options ranging in price from $20 to $250. All tickets include free parking and free shuttle transportation to the admission gate.The first option is the Trophy Club which provides access to the championship grounds and a tented facility on the 3rd fairway with food and beverage for purchase. The Trophy Club pass includes seven (7) individual daily tickets and an official commemorative magazine; it is priced at $250 and quantities are limited.A second ticket option is the Fore Pack, which includes four (4) good-any-one-day championship tickets. The Fore Pack allows tickets to be divided up throughout the week or used all on the same day. The Fore Pack is priced at $135. Individual tickets are also available for the championship rounds and practice rounds. Thursday and Friday championship round tickets are available for $40 and Saturday and Sunday are available for $45. Tickets for the practice rounds (Monday Wednesday) are available for $20 per day.Throughout the week of the championship, kids 17 and under will receive free admission when accompanied by a ticketed adult. They will also receive a free lunch voucher and baseball cap as well as front-row seating in all on-course grandstands. Gates will open daily at 7 a.m. and will close following the conclusion of play (around 7 p.m.) Daily capacity on the golf course is limited to 30,000 individuals to enable all spectators the opportunity to experience the championship up close.Tickets for the 2008 U.S. Senior Open will be available through TicketsWest at all participating King Soopers locations, by calling 877-281-OPEN, or on the Internet at http://www.2008ussenioropen.com. About the U.S. Senior Open:The 29th U.S. Senior Open to be held July 28 Aug 3, 2008, will bring a field of 156 of the worlds best professional and amateur Senior (over the age of 50) golfers to The Broadmoor East Course. Featured players expected to compete include: Hale Irwin (Honorary Chairman), Mark OMeara, Greg Norman, Nick Faldo, Tom Watson and Craig Stadler. The U.S. Senior Open will be the sixth USGA championship staged at The Broadmoor dating back to the 1959 U.S. Amateur won by Jack Nicklaus. About the USGA: The USGA, golfs governing body in this country and Mexico, works closely with the R & A to produce a uniform code of Rules of Golf that are observed worldwide. The USGA also conducts equipment testing, maintains an official Handicap System, and administers an ongoing For the Good of the Game grants program, which has allocated $53 million over 10 years, through its headquarters in Colorado Springs, CO.The organizations most visible role, however, is played out each season in conducting 13 national championships, including the U.S. Open, U.S. Womens Open, and U.S. Senior Open. The other 10 national championships are exclusively for amateurs, and include the U.S. Amateur and the U.S. Womens Amateur.

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