The Masters: Badges to Augusta cost a pretty penny

It will cost you to go to the Masters, but you won't regret it. (Getty Images)
It will cost you to go to the Masters, but you won't regret it. (Getty Images)

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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.

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Kyle Porter began his sports writing career with CBS Sports in 2012. He covers golf, writes poetry about Rory McIlroy's swing, stays ready on Tiger watch and loves the Masters more than anyone you know.... Full Bio

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