Tiger Woods' resurgence in the game has come at a huge price for interested patrons expecting to see him up close and personal at Augusta National next week.
Woods, who has gone 12-2-5 in his last three starts on the PGA Tour, heads into The Masters bidding to win a fifth green jacket and his first major championship since the 2008 US Open.
As a result of Tiger Mania, punters are scampering to try and get a ticket to see the 14-time major champion in action. Ticket prices are now at an all-time high.
“Tiger has always had an effect on prices,” said Kyle Zorn, a sales agent for TickPick.com.
“There’s something about him. Every time he touches the course, he draws the most attention. Tickets prices are already the highest we’ve ever seen.”
Zorn said Woods’ strong performances in recent tournaments has boosted the secondary-market price of a Thursday tournament badge to $3,653, a 77% increase from last year’s Thursday badge.
StubHub.com, a competing marketplace, is listing four-day tournament badges for $9,900, while Vivid Seats is starting four-day badge passes from $7,377.
Zorn, whose company has been reselling Masters Tournament tickets and badges for five years, said Thursday is the highest-priced ticket because that is the only day fans are “guaranteed” to see Woods play.
If Woods makes the cut and is in contention on Sunday, the price of that day’s badge “will go through the roof.”
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