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post #19 of 1228
I'm gonna go Rose winning in a playoff against Rory.
post #20 of 1228
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I'm gonna go Rose winning in a playoff against Rory.

 

 

I really feel for Rose. I kind of followed him for awhile - remember when he had a long string of missed cuts on the Euro Tour when he turned pro and was supposedly the next sensation.  He really is major-worthy, imo.  Sorry that he just couldn't close the deal over the weekend. Wouldn't surprise me that he comes back and competes at the Masters. He's led in Augusta after two rounds in the past - maybe all of these stumbles will make him even stronger.

 

Maybe he needs to pay Steve Stricker a visit soon.

post #21 of 1228

I kinda think this may come down to Tiger and Phil. I'm sure CBS is hoping it will.

post #22 of 1228

Rose doesn't putt well enough to win at Augusta.  Too many slippery 5-8 footers.

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I'm gonna go Rose winning in a playoff against Rory.
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Anyone know where I can get a couple Tuesday practice round tickets for me and my dad? We've been talking about going for a long time and now I live close so figured I'd give it a shot. Thanks.
 

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Rose doesn't putt well enough to win at Augusta.  Too many slippery 5-8 footers.

That's true, but his short game has improved no end thanks to his swing improvements, so hopefully he can nail them all in to around 3 feet!
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Anyone know where I can get a couple Tuesday practice round tickets for me and my dad? We've been talking about going for a long time and now I live close so figured I'd give it a shot. Thanks.
 


Only place I know is Ebay. Might cost about $250 each. I lived in Augusta for six years and used to go out at about 4 pm and picked up a couple of practice round tickets from "patrons" as they exited. I paid them face value back then. It gave me a friend a couple of hours to walk the grounds, see some players (TW one year).  Not sure if that works anymore (this was back in early 2000s).

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Anyone know where I can get a couple Tuesday practice round tickets for me and my dad? We've been talking about going for a long time and now I live close so figured I'd give it a shot. Thanks.
 

 

StubHub has a zillion of them:    http://www.stubhub.com/the-masters-tickets/2013-masters-4-9-2013-4076942/

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StubHub has a zillion of them:    http://www.stubhub.com/the-masters-tickets/2013-masters-4-9-2013-4076942/


$471 the cheapest on stubhub....yikes....a few cheaper ones on ebay.....all outrageous imo.

 

http://popular.ebay.com/tickets/masters-tickets.htm

post #28 of 1228

Supply and demand.   And after Tiger's win at Bay Hill, I expect demand is up even more than normal.    Sheesh, think what they tickets will go for if the Masters happens to the venue for Tiger's 18th or 19th major!

post #29 of 1228

Those are just prices for practice rounds --------look for regular badges for the 4 rounds and they're going for $4k/each.  I've been to my share of Masters from 1997-2006, including several practice rounds. Once you've been there a couple of times and seen the grounds, you're still better off w/ the best seat being your living room w/ Jim Nance.   

 

Recommend attending at least one practice round for most avid golfers if possible - just to walk the course and see the elevation changes, the immaculate fairways/greens, and pristine nature of the course.

 

Augusta hotels/motels jack up their rates 3-4x (scalping).  If you ever get your hands on tickets, best to stay at Columbia, SC (70 miles),  GA, maybe Thomson, GA (17 miles), Aiken (30-40 miles) then drive in to Augusta National.

post #30 of 1228

yeah, i have looked on all of the ticket websites and the cheapest i've seen is $450 per ticket for Tuesday practice round. I've heard that if you drive into Augusta or just before you get there, there are people selling tickets for $200-300. I know they are somewhat strict about scalpers being so many yards away from the entrance but I have also heard of buying tickets from people leaving for the day. Does anyone have any experience with either of these? Thanks for the help, my dad is flying in on Monday and we already have a hotel in Columbia.

post #31 of 1228
I used to buy tickets at about 4 pm after I got off from work (I lived in Augusta for 6-7 years). I'd stand outside a gate as people came out. You'd get 2-3 hrs of viewing: visit the practice area/range or got to walk the course - good enough for me if I couldn't get tickets through the lottery or other ways. That was about ten years ago. I'd give people the face value for the practice round ticket (I think $20-25). The ticket could get back through the gates.

Don't know if they allow that anymore.

BTW, this doesn't work during the tournament. The badges are protected by owners for obvious reasons.
post #32 of 1228

Well I think I found some for $250 a piece for Tuesday's practice round. I am thinking I should jump on them since the best I've seen so far is $400. Anyone that has gone before think that is a good deal or should I wait and try to scalp them on Tuesday morning? Thanks for the help.

 

My prediction is Dustin Johnson wins.
 

post #33 of 1228
fingers crossed that you don't get a rain out because there isn't a raincheck policy for practice rounds from what I remember......
post #34 of 1228

I've got bets on:

 

- Rose

- Schwartzel

- Kuchar

- Garcia

 

didn't want to go for the favourites, so went with a couple of outside bets and far out bets a1_smile.gif

post #35 of 1228

I'd love to see Tiger or Poulter - nobody else really moves the needle for me right now.

post #36 of 1228

I am one of the few people out there who actually like both Tiger and Phil a lot. I honestly hope it comes down to Tiger winning, but I have a feeling Phil will be extremely close. He's been within striking range quite a few times this year and I think it's his time.

 

Of course, I also have Phil @ -10 for the Prediction Contest also! lol

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