The Masters News: Regular Season and Preseason Updates
About The Masters
- Official Name: The Masters Tournament
- Also known as: The Masters, The US Masters and Masters
- Course: Augusta National - hole by hole video tour
- Schedule: 4/6/2015 (Monday) - 4/12/2015 (Tuesday) View on official site
- Gates open: 8:00 EDT (note on Thursday, the separately running "Par 3 Competition" starts at 12:00 EDT and is included in tickets for that day and encompassing badges)
- Gates close: 30 minutes after play begins, so arrive on time
- Lottery: Entering to win tickets
- Tournament type: Golf (stroke play)
With about a week until the 2015 Master's Tournament, tickets for a two-day pass to see the action on Saturday and Sunday are averaging for $2402 on the secondary market. A two-day pass for Thursday and Friday is slightly less expensive at $2330 on average. For fans that just want to catch one day of the Master's, a day-pass for Thursday is averaging $1187 on the resale market, while a ticket for Friday is reselling for $1118. Meanwhile, tickets for Saturday are going for $1134 on average, and the average ticket for Sunday is about $1205 as of right now.
Tickets to see the 2015 Master's Tournament are less expensive than they were on this date last year. On this date in 2014, tickets for Saturday and Sunday at the Master's averaged $2890 on the resale market, a decrease of about 16% over that span. Similarly, a Thursday-Friday pass to the Master's was going for about $2773 on average, meaning ticket prices for the first two days have dropped nearly 20% over the past year.
The ticket price for a badge to the Master's increased by $75 on the primary market this year, but it's unclear if this is behind the reason for a decrease in price on the secondary market. It's also worth mentioning that numbers from last year don't account for Tiger Woods officially withdrawing from the competition with lingering back issues, which ultimately caused prices to dip in the few days leading up to the 2014 Master's. So although prices were more expensive on this date last year, the 2015 Master's could ultimately be more expensive by Thursday when the tournament officially begins.
Ticket prices are significantly more expensive when looking at the past five years. On this date in 2013, a two-day badge for Thursday and Friday averaged $2113 on the secondary market, while a Saturday-Sunday badge was actually less expensive with an average of $1948. In 2012, a Thursday-Friday badge was slightly more than in 2013 with an average price of $2212, but that's still slightly less expensive than this year's tournament. A badge for Saturday and Sunday was also somehow cheaper than a Thursday-Friday badge on this date in 2012, as tickets for the final two days resold at $1879 on average. Finally, back in 2011 a ticket for Thursday and Friday went for $1622, over 30% cheaper than tickets for the first two days of the 2015 Master's. A badge for Saturday and Sunday in 2011 only averaged about $1568 on this date, nearly 35% less expensive than the average price for this year's tournament.
The Master's is by far the most expensive major golf championship. Last year, a badge for the whole week at the U.S. Open averaged just $484 on the secondary market, about one third the price of a Sunday ticket to the 2015 Master's. An entire week at the PGA Championship last August was slight more expensive than the Open with an average price of $536, but still about half the price of one day at the Master's. Part of the reason that both of these majors are markedly cheaper is that both rotate in location each year, whereas the Master's always takes place at Augusta. Unfortunately since the Open Championship occurs in the United Kingdom, and therefore SeatGeek does not have ticketing data for the fourth major tournament in the PGA circuit, but it's unlikely prices are comparable to the Master's.
Official Ticket and Lottery Info
'Practice Rounds Tickets' and a "very limited" number of 'Daily Tournament Tickets' (single-day grounds passes for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and, of course, Sunday at The Masters) are available this year. Practice Rounds and Daily Tournament tickets are sold in advance, by random selection, only after receipt of an online application. Only one application per household (i.e., one per family). Only apply from your permanent residential address. Do not apply from a student / temporary address, second home or business address. Duplicate applications or applications which are subsequently determined to have false or misleading information will not be given consideration or may have any offer of tickets withdrawn. All applicants must be 21 years of age or older. No applications will be accepted through the mail. Applicants may apply for any and all days, however, are eligible to win only one day.
Practice Round Tickets
Practice Rounds tickets are daily grounds passes valid for one of the three Practice Round days (Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday). Practice Rounds tickets for Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday cost $65 each.The application deadline for Practice Rounds tickets for the 2015 Masters® Tournament is June 30, 2014. All applicants will be notified in mid-July via email when the random selection process is completed.
Daily tournament tickets
Daily Tournament tickets are daily grounds passes valid for one of the four Tournament days (Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday). Daily Tournament tickets cost $100 each.The application deadline for Daily Tournament tickets for the 2015 Masters® Tournament is June 1, 2014. All applicants will be notified in mid-June via email when the random selection process is completed.Series Badge patrons (those individuals currently on our patrons list receiving badges each year), employees, and other related ANGC parties are not eligible to apply for Daily Tournament tickets. They may however apply for Practice Rounds tickets.No additional tickets/badges will be sold at the Masters Tournament gates. Persons of all ages must have a ticket to gain entry to the grounds.Applications for Practice Rounds and Daily Tournament tickets are only good for the next upcoming Tournament. If you would like to be considered for credentials in future years, you will need to re-apply.
- Learn more at the official tournament site, masters.com
- The Masters Box Office at (706) 667-6700.
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