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Post date: June 19 2009

Statement From Attorney General Andrew Cuomo On U.s. Open

"My Office received complaints last night and this morning concerning the no-refund or exchange decision by the U.S.G.A. following the cancellation of Thursday's opening round of the U.S. Open. Needless to say, ticket purchasers are upset. A team of lawyers in my Office has been reviewing this matter and we have been in discussions with the U.S.G.A. this morning. The U.S.G.A. announced earlier today that if there is play on Monday, Thursday tickets will be honored and fans will, in essence, receive a rain check. I am pleased to report that, after further discussions with my Office, the U.S.G.A. has agreed that if there is no play on Monday, Thursday ticket purchasers will receive a 50 percent refund since there was only limited play on Thursday. I commend the U.S.G.A. for stepping up to the tee and doing right by their fans. On behalf of New Yorkers and golf fans, I want to thank the U.S.G.A. for its willingness to quickly address this matter."