Rory Mcilroy visits new Autograph Zone at The Open
2014 Champion Golfer of the Year Rory McIlroy delighted young golf fans when he paid a visit to the new Autograph Zone at The 145th Open earlier today.
After his practice round at Royal Troon this morning, the 27 year-old took time to sign autographs and pose for ‘selfies’ with a number of youngsters.
Rickie Fowler, who finished tied second at The Open that year, is scheduled to make an appearance tomorrow.
The Autograph Zone has been introduced by The R&A to enable a younger generation of fans to meet the world’s best golfers in a secure, controlled and fun environment for photos and autographs.
Featuring a specially designed backdrop for photo opportunities, The Autograph Zone is open to fans with youth tickets and is available during both Practice and Championships days. Located next to the Practice Ground and The Open satellite shop, which sells pin flags and giant golf balls, it’s the perfect spot to catch up with world’ best golfers.
Johnnie Cole-Hamilton, Executive Director – Championships at The R&A said, “We are delighted to introduce this new feature for young golf fans attending The Open this week. The Autograph Zone is a wonderful opportunity for the players to engage with young fans in a fun and secure area.
“Together with our Kids Go Free and Camping Village initiatives, the Autograph Zone forms an important part of our plans to promote golf to a younger audience and I am sure they will thoroughly enjoy the experience of attending The Open at Royal Troon.”
Practice and Championship day youth tickets are available from £15 and children under the age of 16 attend free of charge every day. New Twilight Tickets are also available providing entry to The Open from 4pm on Thursday and Friday. See www.TheOpen.com/Tickets for full details.