(UPDATE 4/10/15) With the 2015 Masters Tournament officially underway, professional golf's biggest stars are teeing off in pursuit of the event's coveted green jacket through the weekend. Fans hoping to watch the action in Augusta on Saturday and Sunday will be greeted with steep ticket prices on the secondary market as the competition heats up, however.
According to TicketIQ, the average secondary price for last minute Masters tickets across both remaining days is $1,180.16. Saturday Masters tickets average at $1,130.37 and the get-in price starts at $850. The tournament's final day on Sunday currently sees tickets own a $1,236.06 average. The cheapest available Sunday Master tickets is $955.
2015 Masters Tickets Expected To Rise With Tiger Woods' Participation Announcement
Tiger Woods will be participating the 2015 Masters Tournament. Woods tweeted on Friday afternoon that he plans to play in the tournament that starts Thursday. The last time Woods was on the fence about participating in 2013, secondary market prices for Masters tickets saw a high spike after he announced he would play. While there is a chance for a price increase with Woods now confirmed for the tournament, he has not been the dominant golfer he was at the time of 2013’s tournament. With days before the first round of the tournament, there is plenty of time for price movement on the secondary market.
We’re just one week away from the start of the 2015 Masters Tournament in Augusta, and the most prestigious professional golfing event continues to dominate the secondary ticket market. Masters Tournament tickets have steadily risen in price since last week, and fans will have to pony up big to see the best golfers in the world compete for the coveted Green Jacket.
On TicketIQ, all four individual day tickets are still averaging over $1,000 each. Such exorbitant prices are largely due to the small quantity of tickets that hit the resale market each year. A tradition unlike any other, the exclusivity surrounding the Masters drives the tickets that do exist sky-high in terms of pricing. That will be the case this year, as all four days from April 9-12 boast ticket averages higher than $1,300.
The tournament’s most expensive day will be on April 9, when Masters Tournament tickets average at $1,732.63 and the get-in price starts at $1,371. Last week, the April 9 average for tickets was $1,475.47, marking a price jump of 17.4%. The following day will be the second highest-priced individual day ticket with an average price of $1,721.95. The cheapest ticket for Friday’s session is currently listed for $1,280.
Rory McIlroy is the clear cut favorite to win the tournament, though the main headline is focused around Tiger Woods’ pending entrance into the field. Woods made a comeback appearance at the 2013 Masters and was ranked No. 1 in the world, which allowed ticket prices to jump considerably. His success on the course has wavered since then, though fans can expect a price spike upward if he were to enter.
Like every year, practice round sessions are the tournament’s cheapest available tickets. The cheapest practice round is currently for April 6, with secondary tickets averaging at $462.56 and the get-in price starting at $353. The following day’s practice session is strikingly similar at an average secondary price of $464.22. Next Wednesday will be the most expensive day with an $922.29 average and $766 get-in price.