For golf fans, it’s the most wonderful time of the year as The Masters Tournament approaches. Held from April 6-9 at the beautiful August National Golf Club in Georgia, tickets to the in-demand event are often pricey–but they don’t have to completely break the bank. Check out our top five tips to help you save money on 2017 Masters tickets!

The Weekend Might Be Cheaper

While it goes against conventional wisdom, the Saturday and Sunday rounds at the Masters often end up less expensive than the rounds on Thursday or Friday. Many spectators who come to the event make a trip out of it, and the weekend is often a better time to travel back. If you are looking to save a couple hundred dollars, check the Saturday and Sunday sessions.

Check Out The Practice Rounds

If the actual competition rounds are a bit too much for you to pay, the practice rounds often give the same access to the players and course, but at a far more reasonable price. The Par 3 contest the Wednesday before the tournament starts is a great day, and the perfect combination of competition and frugality.

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Prices May Drop

This one really depends on how the tournament is going, and even the health of some of the biggest names in golf, but oftentimes prices will drop leading up to the day of the competition. Of course, if a player like Tiger Woods announces he is playing, or the competition looks unexpectedly fierce, prices may move in the opposite direction. The best course of action is to buy tickets when they are at a price that you are comfortable paying.

Track The Masters on SeatGeek

In keeping with the previous suggestions, find out when prices to The Masters tickets drop by utilizing SeatGeek’s “Track Event” feature. When you track the artist and/or event, you’ll be notified of any cost fluctuations and if any additional dates have been announced. You can find the “Track Event” feature at the top of any performer or event page.

Use DealScore

When gearing up to spend hard-earned cash on Masters tickets, fans want to make sure they’re getting their money’s worth. Deal Score is a tool developed by SeatGeek to help rank the value of a ticket based on historical prices for the event and venue, the row location, the expected sightline from the section, and the quality of the other available tickets for the event. Utilizing this feature will ensure that you’re getting the most bang-for-your-buck when buying Masters tickets.

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