Five top tips to secure Ryder Cup tickets – Be there!

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There is just under a year to go until the 2023 Ryder Cup at Marco Simone Golf Club in Rome.  

Europe will bid to win back the Ryder Cup they lost in Wisconsin last year and you can be there to cheer on Luke Donald’s charges as the boys in blue aim to win a seventh straight crown on home soil. 

Tickets to the Ryder Cup can be like gold dust. The ballot for daily general admission tickets opened on September 12th and you have until midnight on October 16th to enter. The Ryder Cup team have told us that fans from 122 different countries have entered the ballot so far, and with every single Ryder Cup to date having sold out, expect some stiff competition for Rome 2023.   

But luckily for you, we spoke to the Head of Ticketing for the Ryder Cup, Paolo Agresti, who gave us his top five tips for boosting your chances of being in Rome next year to cheer on the lads with hopefully plenty of Irish interest on the team.   

1. If going as a group, make sure everyone applies 

It can be tempting to have that one highly organised friend or family member who you rely on to apply nice and early, and you ride off their coattails should they be successful. But if multiple people apply, you increase your chances of someone being successful. Remember, if you are successful you can buy up to four tickets. 

2. Check the ticket availability for each day 

You can find the availability of tickets for each day on the application page (green is good, amber is limited and red is very low). Apply for tickets on green days to maximise your chances of being successful. 

3. Don’t be afraid to pick non tournament days 

When you enter the ballot, it asks you for your preferred days. Naturally people want to attend the competition days – Friday to Sunday – but don’t overlook the practice days. Your chances of getting one of those tickets are higher, and you still get to watch the world’s best players honing their skills before the most nerve-wracking opening tee shot of their lives. Simply put, the more days you apply for, the greater your chances of being successful.   

4. Don’t presume you’re too late – it’s not first come first serve 

The ballot closes next week, but don’t presume you’ve already hindered your chances of success by waiting until now to apply. Ballot winners are picked at random, so the last applicant has just as much chance of securing tickets as the first.  

5. And finally, if not successful in the ballot, there are still premium hospitality options available 

If you aren’t successful in the general admission ballot, there are still some premium hospitality tickets available for the competition days. This includes the “Garden” and “Vista” tickets that are available for immediate purchase here, or you can find out more about the different Premium Experience packages here. Yes these are more expensive, but you will enjoy five star hospitality and have the very best views of the spectacular Marco Simone Golf and Country Club. It is the Ryder Cup after all… 

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