It’s one of golf’s big questions, how do you get tickets to the Masters?
A fair assessment would be that it is generally pretty tough to get your hands on a Masters ticket, even for the practice days.
Here are a few options…
How do you get tickets to the Masters? The ballot
So, if you are interested in attending the Masters then you will want to apply to be part of a ballot.
The ballot for each year opens shortly after the conclusion of the event, a year prior. So for the 2020 tournament, keep your eye out for the applications to open following the 2019 week.
The draw which picks out those who will be eligible to purchase tickets usually takes place in the late spring and the results normally come out in July.
From there, the lucky individuals who are successful will be able to book their Masters tickets.
There are some things you do need to be aware of though if you are considering applying for tickets:
- You must be 21 years of age to be eligible for tickets
- Only one application per person and household will be accepted
- While you can apply for as many days as you like, eligibility will only be granted for one day
How do you get tickets to the Masters? Patron Badge
Patron Badges allow access to Augusta National throughout Masters week, but saying they are hard to come by would be an understatement.
Patron badges cost $325 (£250) and if any badges are returned, then those at the front of the queue will see their eyes light up.
However, the last time a badge was up for grabs was back in 2000, so don’t get too excited about at this option.
Those who hold the badges simply don’t give them up, and why would you? In the unfortunate event that a holder passes away, the badge will be passed to any surviving spouse.
How do you get tickets to the Masters? Travel packages
Finally, there are some golf travel companies that offer a travel package that includes Masters tickets.
Of course, this will set you back a fair bit, but it would provide a brilliant trip.