Golf fans disgruntled after thinking they had hit lottery for 2020 Ryder Cup tickets

October 16, 2019

The Ryder Cup is coming to Whistling Straits and Wisconsin next September. Some of you might be there, some of you might not, and perhaps many of you missed out on getting tickets on Wednesday morning.

Last week fans who signed up for the ticket lottery started receiving emails saying they’d been selected, but that only meant they’d been selected for the “random selection process” and still had to wait in line on Wednesday morning when the ticketing window opened.

Some thought it would be a slam dunk for tickets, but demand was high, the wait was long and some people never got their precious passes to Kohler, Wis. Some of their outrage poured over onto social media.

Apparently the key was to get in early, at least according to one fan.

The USA Ryder Cup team’s account tweeted later on Wednesday that, “Due to unprecedented demand for 2020 #RyderCup tickets, which quickly sold out today, some may have experienced challenges during the Random Selection Process. We appreciate everyone’s enthusiasm & excitement for the #RyderCup & apologize for any inconvenience.”

The Ryder Cup is Sept. 25-27, 2020, at Whistling Straits.