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I’d Like To Go To The Masters... But Just Once
Written By: Sam 'Bogey' Johnson on Apr 10 2008
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I have never been to the Masters, and judging by the cost of ticket prices listed below, unless someone dies and leaves me lots of money, I may never go. Sure, there is that “Everyone should go once their life” aspect to the Masters, but I feel the same way about Pebble Beach and the British Open and I’ll probably never get there either.

Unfortunately media credentials are almost as hard to come by as tickets, but to tell you the truth, I haven’t even tried. Why? Frankly, given the choice, I would rather spend my own money playing Pebble Beach and St. Andrews than watching the pros tee it up, but that’s just me, you may feel differently.

I attended the U.S. Open at Pinehurst a few years back. I flew in on a private jet and that was cool. I was feeling like hot stuff until I noticed that we had the smallest jet there. Reality checks come in all sizes, and in those circles it is hard to win the biggest toy contest.

The U.S. Open is a wonderful tournament, and at the end of the day, I had a much better understanding of golf and myself. Golf is cool, but if you really want to see the tournament watch it on television. Traveling to the U.S. Open was cool, but at the end of the day I was tired, and my feet hurt. It was cool to see Tiger and others, but I had seen them before and none of them remembered me. It was cool to see Pinehurst, but it was long and hot, and for the most part I didn’t have a very good view of any golf.

Jetting home that night, munching on a cold Whataburger that we had picked up on the way to the airport, it occurred to me that first-class on American Airlines was actually more comfortable and the food was better. I thought to myself, this high rolling stuff with private jet and U.S. Open tickets is not all that cool. Then we landed in Dallas.

As we taxied toward the private terminal, I noticed that my car had been pulled up to a red carpet that had been laid out for us. As we stepped from the plane I saw that my car had been washed and polished and was waiting for me with the door open and the engine running. As my feet touched the red carpet I sipped the glass of Champagne that had been presented to me and reached for the hot towel that was offered by a young lady that looked exactly like Nicole Kidman.

As I sat in my car washing the Whataburger smell off my hands, just for a moment I wondered what the poor people were doing, and I was sure about one thing; they were not going to golf tournaments.

Event Date Venue Price
Masters Tickets - Tuesday Practice Round 4/8 4-8-2008
Tuesday
10:00 AM
Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, GA $323 - $323
2008 Masters - Hospitality Tickets The 19th Hole - StubHub Hospitality Clubhouse in Augusta, GA $249 - $249
Masters Tickets - Wednesday Practice Round 4/9 4-9-2008
Wednesday
10:00 AM
Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, GA $625 - $717
Masters Tickets - Competition Package (Includes access to all 4 Competition Rounds, Thursday - Sunday) 4/10 4-10-2008
Thursday
7:00 AM
Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, GA $213 - $8236
Masters Tickets - Thursday First Round 4/10 4-10-2008
Thursday
7:00 AM
Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, GA $1412 - $5942
Masters Tickets - Friday Second Round 4/11 4-11-2008
Friday
7:00 AM
Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, GA $1236 - $5589
Masters Tickets - 2 Day Package (Includes Saturday and Sunday) 4/12 4-12-2008
Saturday
7:00 AM
Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, GA $2475 - $2695
Masters Tickets - Saturday Third Round 4/12 4-12-2008
Saturday
7:00 AM
Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, GA $1100 - $3068
Masters Tickets - Sunday Final Round 4/13 4-13-2008
Sunday
7:00 AM
Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, GA $1236 - $6942



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Sam Johnson is the Executive Editor of Tees2Greens and an avid supporter, and a so-so player of the great game of golf. However, under no circumstance should you accept a golf tip from him.

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