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A Look at the 2024 Masters Tournament
A Look at the 2024 Masters Tournament

A Look at the 2024 Masters Tournament

After almost eight months without a major championship, the most anticipated golf event of the year begins Monday, April 7. The 88th edition of the Masters Tournament returns to the prestigious Augusta National Golf Course once again with storylines that will make the event a must watch.  

One of the biggest stories in golf recently has been the constant tension between the PGA Tour and LIV Golf. Many golfers left the tour in 2021 for LIV’s groundbreaking deals and contracts bankrolled by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF). LIV Golf held its first tournament in 2022 with major players like Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka leaving the tour to headline for LIV.  

The tension partly stemmed from tour commissioner Jay Monahan announcing the suspension of players who left and current tour members denouncing the decisions of those who left for LIV. Since the inception of Saudi-backed league, talks of a merger have come to the forefront, investor have made new deals and even more players have left the tour to join LIV. 

Jon Rahm, an 11-time tour winner, will look to defend his Masters Tournament title from 2023 and, for the first time, will be doing so as one of the thirteen LIV players in the tournament. Rahm was one of the leaders on the tour and vowed to stay with the organization, but in December of 2023, he signed a multi-year contract that was reported to be worth more than $300 million to join LIV. 

With the defending champion no longer on the PGA Tour, Tiger Woods set to make his return after recovering from injuries and the top LIV players coming back for consecutive years, the 2024 Masters is set to be a spectacle. Most fans watch on their couch or host parties for their friends and family, but those looking to attend will have to pay a premium price to step foot on Augusta National.  

With players like Tiger Woods’ and Jon Rahm returning, prices to see Wednesday’s practice round and Par 3 contest are currently more expensive than tickets to see the final round on Sunday. The average ticket price for Wednesday is $2,500 compared to just $2,100 for Sunday.  

Prices for the first two rounds on Thursday and Friday are considerably more expensive too, with average ticket prices at $2,700 and $2,600 respectively. All 89 players in the field will be on the grounds at Augusta Monday through Friday, so it’s no surprise the demand is high. Tickets to the tournament are available at Tickets For Less

As the anticipation builds and the golf world eagerly awaits the Masters, it’s evident that this storied event will once again captivate audiences around the world. With its rich history, iconic hole layouts and legendary moments, Augusta National continues to be the ultimate stage where golf’s greatest are put on display. From the practice rounds to the par 3 contests and the Sunday finish, the excitement surrounding the tournament is undeniable.  

As the tournament unfolds, spectators can expect nothing short of great competition, food and drink traditions and unforgettable memories to watch someone etch their name in the history books forever.