The Masters: What does it cost golfers to play on the prestigious course?

How expensive is it for professional golfers to play at the Masters event?

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Scottie Scheffler wins the Masters

Golf is one of the most expensive sports in the world, and it reflects in everything that the golfer goes through while playing on tour, especially in the prize money in the PGA Tour as well as sometimes the costs.

The Masters is one of the four major championships in professional golf. Scheduled for the first full week of April, the Masters is the first major of the year, and unlike the others, it is always held at the same location, Augusta National Golf Club, which holds a rich history behind it.

The winner of the Masters is awarded a prestigious green jacket, which has strict rules and regulations that have to be followed while wearing it. Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are some of the golfers who have won multiple titles at the course.

How much do golfers have to pay to play at the Masters?

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The Masters: What does it cost golfers to play on the prestigious course? 2

Playing at the Augusta National Golf Club is not an expensive affair, especially for pro golfers. An individual entry fee of $400 is paid by almost all the professional golfers participating in a pre-tournament qualifying event. Nationwide Tour and Champions players pay $100 each, whereas non-exempt PGA Tour members do not pay any entry fee.

For individuals going to watch however, it is not that cost friendly. Tickets can go from $1,500 for the opening round to over $5000 for all four days of the Tournament. It must be noted that the Augusta National Golf Club is a private club and is only accessible to club members and their guests. The public may visit the course only during the Masters Tournament and only with the proper ticket or badge. The reward for the winner is an equally big one, with the winner getting $2.7 million this year.

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