The barbarous ‘Tiger Effect’ is in full force — that means aloft sheet prices for one of golfing’s premier events.
Tiger Woods, who has staged an doubtful quip and finished in a tip 5 of a final dual golf tournaments, has helped fuel a swell in direct for tickets to a Masters.
Tickets are averaging tighten to $2000, creation this year’s Masters a third many costly sporting eventuality of a year, sheet reseller Vivid Seats pronounced Friday, fixation it behind Super Bowl 52 and a College Football National Championship.
This year’s sheet costs for a mark during Augusta National is 50 percent aloft than it was in 2015, when Woods finished in 17th place. Woods has sat out any of a final dual years, and a sheet cost is 19 percent aloft this year than final year.
Despite Woods’ muted opening Thursday, a get-in cost for Sunday is a whopping $2195. On Vivid’s website, a sheet ranges from $260 for a inexpensive chair to a wallet-busting $6500.
“Tiger Woods is always a outrageous pull in a golf world,” Vivid Seats pronounced of a boost in demand. The boost in prices “not usually an fad for people to see him play in a Masters for a initial time given 2015, yet a expectancy that he has a possibility to win for a initial time given 2005,” it added.
Woods isn’t a usually golfer to impact sheet direct and sales, though. The plain play of younger, earnest golfers — such as Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, and Rory McIlroy — might also play a purpose in rising demand.
“It’s a ideal charge for sheet prices to soar: a lapse of golf’s biggest name and a presentation of a new era of stars,” Vivid Seats added.