If you've ever thought about taking that bucket list journey to Augusta, Georgia to check out the golf spectacle of the year, you better start saving. Next week marks the first major championship of the year and it isn't just the most exciting week of the golf season, but the most expensive, and that isn't just this game.
The Masters is the expensive ticket in all of sports, according to a report by the Atlanta-Journal Constitution, topping out at $4,486 (£2970) if you want to see all four days of tournament action. Just a one-day pass can run anywhere from $1,215 (£804) to $1,786 (£1182) depending on the day and even a practice round during Masters week can cost you up to $1,118 (as the AJC points out, that's as much as a four day pass to the PGA Championship).
By comparison a ticket to the Super Bowl costs just $1,210 (£801), so if you want the hottest ticket in all of sports, you better be prepared for a trip the Masters.
The good news about how expensive it is to hit up the Masters is that once you're inside the ropes, and past the Augusta gate, your wallet lightens tremendously (as long as you avoid the merchandise tent, which you won't do). Beers cost just $3 (and you get to keep the cup, which has the Masters logo and the year on it) and the famous pimento cheese sandwiches are only $1.50 (even though, trust me, you'll be eating more than one of those bad boys).
And while the tickets might be the highest in all of sports, there is literally not a place you'd rather be than walking those grounds during the week of the Masters wondering where in the world your goosebumps hibernate for the other 51 weeks of the year.
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