Sorenstam, Broadmoor kick off U.S. Women’s Open ticket sales

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With the 66th U.S. Women’s Open Championship set to take place July 4-10, 2011, organizers and Broadmoor officials are already hard at work.

To boost awareness for the second national U.S. Golf Association women’s championship tournament in 16 years, a special summer ticket sales program kicked off today.

The world’s top female golfers are expected to compete. Among them is U.S. Women’s Open Honorary Chairwoman, Annika Sorenstam.

Sorenstam took time out of her busy golf schedule today to promote ticket sales and meet with local golf enthusiasts and local media.

Her appearance was fitting, especially because in 1995, Sorenstam won her first championship title on the Broadmoor course.

“It was my first professional victory in the United States. Both the championship and the venue will always hold a special place in my heart,” she said.

With just 388 days to go, Championship Director Doug Habgood predicts an event equal to or larger than the U.S. Senior Open held in 2008. He estimates that the five-day championship will draw more than 125,000 spectators, 500 worldwide media representatives and more than 3,000 volunteers.

Tickets are on sale now with summer 2010 purchase discounts available.

Discounts range from a Trophy Club-level, $199-per-person ticket with special access and free parking to a $99 4-pack that can be used on one day or over several days. Military members receive additional discounts and kids age 17 or younger get in free.

Tickets can be purchased by calling (877) 281-6736 or online at http://www.2011uswomensopen.com/ticket-info.php or at participating King Soopers stores.

One Response to Sorenstam, Broadmoor kick off U.S. Women’s Open ticket sales

  1. Well at least Annika had SOME relationship to the Broadmoor! The fact that Dow Finsterwald was NOT the Honorary Chairman for the 2008 Senior Open was reprehensible! By the way … will the Tournament be asking for more Taxpayer Monies as they did in 2005? $500k ponied up last time by EDC, Experience Colorado Springs, El Paso County, et. al.

    Can’t water the parks or keep streetlights on BUT we can funnel money into a PROFIT making golf tournament! As my close personal friends The Who like to say “Don’t Be Fooled Again!”

    RJF
    June 9, 2010 at 12:11 pm