Monday, 18 February 2013
 Fred Couples   (Getty Images)
Fred Couples (Getty Images)
Royal Birkdale has been the scene of many iconic golfing moments and you can be there to witness the next glorious chapter, with tickets now on sale for the first Senior Open Championship Presented by Rolex, taking place at the spectacular Southport venue.

Our video (click here) shows many of the great champions expected to be in the field from July 25-28, including 2012 winner Fred Couples and his fellow American Mark O’Meara, who won The Open Championship over the same Royal Birkdale links in 1998,

More than 30 Major Champions and a host of former Ryder Cup players, representing the pinnacle of the game over the last half century, will descend on Royal Birkdale, scene of the great Tom Watson’s 1983 Open triumph.

And you can reserve your ticket to be there too. Discounted advance tickets are on sale NOW for the 27th edition of this popular championship.

Season tickets bought before June 30 can now be purchased for just £70 – a significant saving of £10 on the gate price.

One day tickets purchased before June 30 cost £25, a saving of £5 on the gate price, while practice day tickets are also available at the reduced price of £12, a saving of £3 on the gate price. Under16s are admitted for free when accompanied by an adult and parking is also free.

Tickets can be bought online via www.senioropengolf.com or by calling +44 (0)800 0232557, with details of hospitality packages also available.

Royal Birkdale, which last hosted The Open Championship in 2008 when Padraig Harrington claimed his second consecutive Claret Jug, will become the 11th different course to host The Senior Open Championship. It will be only the second venue in the north West of England to host the Championship, following Royal Lytham & St Annes (1991-1994).

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1WIEBE, MarkUSA18-9
2LANGER, BernhardGER18-9
T3PAVIN, CoreyUSA18-6
T3SENIOR, PeterAUS18-6
T3FROST, DavidRSA18-6
6FOWLER, PeterAUS18-4
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