Traveling To The Masters – 24 Golf Fans Arrested

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The Masters Tournament is one of the four major championships in professional golf. People are traveling from all around the world to see the tournament this weekend in Augusta, Georgia. It is the first major championship played every year during the first full week in April and was established by famous golfer Bobby Jones.

Tickets are so hard to come by the tournament held a raffle this year which was considered Golf’s ultimate lottery. The winners were awarded the chance to just purchase tickets.

People do some pretty crazy things to get or keep their tournament tickets. For example, a man forced his Swiss mountain dog Sierra to vomit after she ate his tickets. Don’t worry, he fed the dog a mixture of water and hydrogen peroxide which is apparently safe for dogs. Soon enough, Sierra woofed up the tickets in pieces. He then called the officials which believed his plight.

#16 Hole

Yes, the tickets are that coveted.

Unfortunately they are so hard to come by many people attempt to scalp the tickets. But watch out, you can get arrested, even if you are the one buying the tickets. Twenty four people were arrested on Tuesday ranging in age from 18 to 72. The tickets for sale were just for a practice round, but the local authorities take the city’s ticket scalping ordinance very seriously. So if you are traveling to the Masters this weekend, make sure you get your tickets in advance of arriving.

Phil isn’t looking so bad after the practice round yesterday. The greens are soft so this may point towards lower scores this year. Any predictions on who will win the green jacket this year?


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  1. For those that have never been the TV images are nice, but after you have been on the course the TV – even HD – just doesn’t do the course justice. You don’t get an idea of just how hilly or how lush the course is until you are walking it eating a Pimento cheese sandwich. I’ve been lucky enough to go to two practice rounds and then work as a producer for the NBC affiliate in Augusta for 5 more years. It was, and still is, an amazing experience.

  2. Hi Darren – Rory’s meltdown was painful to watch last year. Think it would be cool to see him pull through this year as well.

    Hi Jason – Sounds like a great experience. Unfortunately I lost the ticket lottery and don’t have tickets this year. I’ll have to settle for HD on TV.

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