In less than two weeks, the Masters, my favorite tournament of the year, begins (April 11-14) at Augusta National. Get yourself in the mood for birdies, azaleas and a whole lot of green with WalletHub’s 2019 Masters Fun Facts report.
The report breaks down everything from ticket and concession prices to the cost of producing each green jacket and the event’s overall economic impact.
Having reported on the Masters for seven years in my previous work life, I found the following to be very interesting:
250K – People visit the Augusta, Ga., area each year for Masters festivities
$2,523 – Average resale price for a ticket to the final round of the 2019 Masters
$4 – Price of a domestic beer at the Masters
640% – Increase in live telecast hours for the Masters from 1956 (2.5 hrs) to 2019 (18.5 hrs)
$250 – Cost of producing each green jacket
90% – Of the world’s golf carts are made in Georgia
$27M – Decrease in Woods’s annual endorsement income from 2010 to 2017