New Zealand Open Drops Prices a Little


In the wake of protests and possible player boycotts, organizers for the New Zealand Open have announced that prices for next January's event will be lowered.
Week-long passes were originally to be sold for NZ$500 (about US$210) to help offset a $2 million appearance fee for world's No.1 Tiger Woods. The new price will be NZ$450 for the week, still nine times more than a pass to this year's event.
Prominent New Zealand players including Michael Campbell and Greg Turner had threatened to boycott the tournament but let up after being told children under 16 would be admitted free of charge.