20 Jul '14, 11pm

Rory McIlroy boosts British Open ticket sales 30 percent at rowdy Royal Liverpool

Rory McIlroy boosts British Open ticket sales 30 percent at rowdy Royal Liverpool

HOYLAKE, England -- Clear skies. McILROY stamped on top of the leaderboard. Put them together and it added up to big crowds at the British Open. In fact, attendance blew away the gallery that witnessed Phil Mickelson’s victory last year. PHOTO GALLERY: Check Out the Best Shots of Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler and Sergio Garcia From the 2014 British Open On Sunday at Royal Liverpool, 42,149 people passed through the gates, a 31 percent spike from the final round at Muirfield in 2013. For the week, the Open drew 202,917, a 30 percent jump from last year’s 142,036 . Fans around the course said McIlroy was a big factor in choosing to attend the final day of competition. “It’s a very big historical event and I think there’s a lot of extra buzz,” said Tom Beirne, 60, of nearby Wigan. “In this part of England there’s a lot of Irish, and anything that’s UK we support it really good....

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golf.com 20 Jul '14, 8pm

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