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Masters tickets

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Evil ... Thy name is Orville Redenbacher!!, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. Any idea - besides E-bay - where I could pick up some Masters tickets?
    I have two buddies who are looking for tickets, probably for Tuesday's practice round.
    Wesdnesday's would be great, but I doubt if I could get tickets, muchless at a good price, so Tuesday would be fine.
    Any help would be appreicated.
  2. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    I'd try Stubhub, just because of its money-back guarantee. Might not find a great price but at least they won't worry about the tickets being legit.
  3. mb

    mb Active Member

    FWIW, I got two to last year's Monday round on eBay and didn't pay anything close to what I thought/feared I would.
  4. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    good luck...toughest ticket in sports.
  5. OTD

    OTD Active Member

    I thought the practice rounds were somewhat available . . . it was the Thursday-Sunday that was tough.
  6. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    My advice is, move to Augusta, run for Mayor, and win. It's the easiest way I can think of to get 'em.
  7. That's what my buddy found - for $250 a pop.
    I told him I would check and see what I could find.
  8. doubledown68

    doubledown68 Active Member

    There are always people along Washington Avenue selling badges. Or just hang out and ask somebody on the way out if they're leaving for the day, and if you can borrow their badge.

    If it's a local, you might get lucky. If it's a guy like me, who has the three practice round badges I've used in my life hanging on a wall, you might not.

    Wait long enough, and you'll find the right deal. There are many things in life I've yet to see. But if you consider Augusta to be golf's Sistine Chapel, then you won't be disappointed. Plus, you won't believe the food prices either... makes fast food look like Ruth's Chris.
  9. mb

    mb Active Member

    I got 2 at $150 a pop and could have done better. Wanted to get in so bad, though, that I went ahead and jumped on the ones I did.

    And as dd said, if you're not hung up on being there all day, you can catch somebody leaving.
  10. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Don't forget to apply to the practice ticket lottery. Open to the public every year.
  11. bigbadeagle

    bigbadeagle Member

    Wednesday's practice round and the par-3 tournament are swamped. Monday and Tuesday are better days.
    The practice round lottery tix are a good way to go. The practice rounds are cool because you get to see the golfers a little more casually, actually get to take your camera and take pictures around the course (though not during a backswing) and hit the many souvenir stands for the Masters swag.
    Which reminds me. I'm in need of a new hat. Gotta put my order in with the folks I know who are going. (My attorney and his extended family get 8 badges a year. It sucks being them).
    You can find scalpers up and down Washington Road, but the ANGC frown on their members reselling their tickets. They've been known to pull those privileges, or so the stories go.
  12. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    One theory I read (unproven of course) is that Augusta Nat'l rotates its lottery winners geographically to maximize merchandise sales, knowing that someone who attends will buy stuff for a bunch of other people.
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