By Brad Duff
The Masters at Augusta have decided to give their fans a bogey and will release a certain amount of Masters Tournament badges to the public for the first time in decades. Fans will be able to apply for both practice round and the actual tournament.
Traditionally, badges have only been made available to the public via lottery. All other badges are available only to those on the club’s list and as a result, are one of the most sought after tickets in sports. In other words, you pretty much have to know a member or someone close to the Masters to hear Tiger yell obscenities in person.
Applications for the daily tournament must be turned in online by June 30 with the deadline for practice round applications due a month later.
This is terrific news for golf fans. Not only is it that much more possible to see their favourite players up close, it will be at the official kickoff of the golf season at arguably the premier course in North America.
Brad Duff is an SFC Sportswriter Fellow out of Houston, Texas. He holds an English degree from Texas Tech University and is a life-long fan of all Texas Tech and Houston sports. Email him at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter here.
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