Tickets for next year’s Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin, sold out within 50 minutes on Wednesday, and many fans were furious over the process, sharing their thoughts on social media.
Those interested were able to register their email address for an access code that was delivered Monday, and ticket-buyers were instructed to wait in line in a digital ticket lobby beginning at 9 a.m. Wednesday until their turn arrived.
Many complained on Twitter they were in the lobby as soon as possible and never got a chance to purchase, while others said their “cart” showed they had tickets to purchase, but error messages kept them from finishing the transaction and subsequently booted them to the back of the line.
To add insult to injury, tickets were already popping up on the secondary market at significantly higher prices.
The Ryder Cup website did indicate, “Due to high demand, having an access code does not guarantee you a chance to buy tickets. Available inventory may vary depending on when you’re able to access the sale.”
A ticket FAQ also indicated “a limited number of individual and daily hospitality…