8,000 Fans Per Day to Attended AIG Women’s Open at Carnoustie
The R&A has confirmed that up to 8,000 fans per day will be able to attend the AIG Women’s Open at Carnoustie, following support from the Scottish Government as part of its Events Gateway Process.
Fans attending the AIG Women’s Open will be able to cheer on players, a sound missed at the 2020 tournament which was played behind closed doors at Royal Troon last year.
The Major Championship will be played from the 19th – 22nd August and welcome the world’s leading golfers to compete for the highly coveted AIG Women’s Open title.
The R&A, working closely with the Scottish and UK governments, its health and safety advisers, and local health authorities, has implemented health protocols to ensure the safety of the players, officials, fans, and the local Angus community.
Everyone attending the Championship is strongly encouraged to be double vaccinated and to undertake twice weekly lateral flow tests.
Martin Slumbers, Chief Executive of The R&A said: “We and our partners at AIG were incredibly proud of what we achieved for women’s golf at the AIG Women’s Open last year, and we will always remember Sophia Popov’s outstanding victory, but in 2021 fans are what will elevate the AIG Women’s Open from memorable to truly special.
“Fans are so important to major sporting championships; they create atmosphere, they celebrate greatness and commiserate heartbreak, they bring passion and excitement. We are truly delighted to welcome spectators back to the AIG Women’s Open at Carnoustie.”
Players and Championship staff will stay in an inner bubble with their movements restricted to the course and accommodation. PCR testing measures will be implemented for those personnel in the inner bubble. Enhanced hygiene and cleaning measures will be implemented across the Championship.
Slumbers added: “A successful and a safe championship has been The R&A and AIG’s top priority thought the planning process for the AIG Women’s Open. We have a duty of care, as best we can, to mitigate the risk Covid-19 to those attending the Championship and importantly not to impose any greater risk to our hosts in the local Angus area. Our protocols follow the best practice guidance for staging a major event during the pandemic and have been formed with the support of and in close consultation with the Scottish government and The R&A’s medical and health & safety advisors.”
Tickets are available here: https://www.aigwomensopen.com/tickets2021