Martin Kaymer - looking for a Ryder Cup debut (Getty Images)
Kaymer eyes Ryder Cup debut
Practice Day Tickets still available
Roddy Williams, European Tour Editorial Staff
Martin Kaymer defends titles in France and Scotland over the next fortnight determined to secure his place on Europe’s Ryder Cup team, and for fans wanting to be part of the action as much as the young German, practice day tickets are still available.
The 2010 Ryder Cup at The Celtic Manor Resort, City of Newport, Wales, begins in exactly three months on October 1, and while match day tickets have sold out, six-day VIP packages for the International Pavilion are still available along with tickets for the three official practice days: Tuesday September 28, Wednesday September 29 and Thursday September 30. These tickets are being sold on a first-come-first-served basis.
“My main goal is to play The Ryder Cup,” said Kaymer ahead of the ALSTOM Open de France. “That's why I was practising very, very hard last winter and spring to get ready for the big events to put myself in The Ryder Cup.
“I have put myself in a good position and I will do anything to be on the team this year. Everybody is so pumped up and wants to play The Ryder Cup on our own continent. I think we are going to have a great team this year if everybody keeps playing like they have been recently.”
Kaymer won his fifth European Tour title in January, when he won the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship for the second time, and over the next two weeks defends both the ALSTOM Open de France and the Barclays Scottish Open. Currently World Number 11 and ninth in The Race to Dubai, the 25 year old is bidding to become only the second German to compete in The Ryder Cup after Bernhard Langer. He is currently sixth on the combined Ryder Cup Points List, with nine players qualifying automatically for Captain Colin Montgomerie’s European Team.
International Pavilion and Practice Day tickets are now being sold on a first-come-first-served basis, and are available from here. The International Pavilion packages, sold through Ryder Cup Travel Services (click here for website), are priced at £950 for the six days from September 28 to October 3.
Practice Day tickets for Tuesday September 28 and Wednesday September 29 are priced at £30 for adults and £15 for concessions. On Thursday September 30, the prices are £40 and £20 respectively.
These Practice Day tickets represent the final opportunity to be part of the build-up as Europe and the United States prepare for the opening tee shot on the morning of Friday, October 1. All general public match day and season ticket were sold through two heavily over-subscribed random ballots, and those allocations have now been made and are being processed.