You've heard the term "it's great work, if you can get it." This is more like "it's the trip of a lifetime, if you can get it."
According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Masters badges remain a crazy expensive purchase:
This year, a single-day pass for any of the four days of tournament play will run no less than $1,215, and that would be for a pass to Friday's round. Comparatively, the average single-day passes for this year's U.S. Open range from $182 to $295, depending on the day.
Incredibly, even the practice rounds at Augusta demand a steep price.
Even The Masters' practice rounds outpace other majors in terms of admission price. According to TiqIQ, the average ticket to Monday's practice round is the least expensive, at $403. On Tuesday, that entrance price figure grows to $529.
On Wednesday, which involves a Par-3 competition, the average price for a practice round pass skyrockets all the way to $1,118 — a few hundred dollars more than a complete four day pass to the PGA Championship.
And, if your pockets are really deep, you might as well just go all in and get the big one:
For the tournament itself, a four-day badge will run a whopping $4,486 dollars.
As somebody who has attended a few Masters, I can tell you the craziest part about all of this is that paying these amounts is actually worth it.
Plus, you get a sweet-looking badge to boot.