30 Aug '11, 10am

Open Championship defies recession: The Open Championship appears to be pulling away from the recession in style...

Open Championship defies recession Tuesday, 30 August 2011 Robin Barwick 0 Comments Peter Dawson of The R&A with Louis Oosthuizen [Getty Images] Print Comment Mail RSS Feed The Open Championship appears to be pulling away from the recession in style, with a portfolio of patrons set to reach its blue-chip capacity. They must be doing something right at The R&A . They may take the Open Championship to the odd golf club that shuns women members, and the weather at the Open can be pretty unfriendly too, but this most historic of tournaments is motoring towards a boom. Certain numbers don't lie. Attendance figures are holding their own, as a total of 179,700 spectators flocked to Royal St George's, on the Kent coast, for the 2011 Open in July. Despite some pretty awful weather, this was only 3,300 less people than those who made the trip to Sandwich in much sunnier conditions t...

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