- Tiger Woods’ recent run of success has ticket prices for the Masters surging on secondary markets.
- Golf fans can purchase a four-day pass for $US6,000 ($AU7,800), or get into the grounds for a single day for the comparatively reasonable price of $US1,500.
- Augusta National prohibits scalping within 2,700 feet of the course and has already taken action to get some tickets off of ticket resale sites.
Augusta National is the most iconic course in all of golf, so it’s no surprise that tickets to the Masters are some of the toughest to acquire in all of sports.
But the recent return to form of Tiger Woods has led to even more interest, with the price of an entry badge good for the entire tournament now surpassing $US6,000 on resale websites such as StubHub and Vivid Seats. For fans who don’t need to see every day of the tournament, single-day tickets are available for a more reasonable amount, with most days available for roughly $US1,500, but fluctuating depending on the day.
While the price of tickets on resale markets are unbelievably high, they are quite cheap for the lucky few who purchase them initially through Augusta National, – $US75 for practice rounds, $US115 for tournament rounds, and just $US375 for a series badge good for the entire week. The only catch is you have to win the right to buy them through a lottery system long before the weekend of the tournament.
Those who decide to put down the cash to purchase second-hand tickets to the Masters this year should also know that the powers that be at Augusta National do not appreciate seeing them on resale markets. In the lead up to this year’s tournament, the course has caught a few resellers in the act, invalidating their tickets and removing them from all ticket lists permanently.
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) March 28, 2018
Augusta National also warns potential scalpers looking to deal their tickets at the Masters that “anyone caught buying, selling or handing off tickets within a 2,700 foot boundary around the Augusta National could face misdemeanour charges or get a ride in a police car.”
If you can’t miss Tiger Woods’ return to Augusta and have the money, it’s possible to make it happen, but it doesn’t come cheap.
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