The Masters is still considered one of the toughest tickets in sports. The Augusta National is the only authorized source for badges, but they can also be obtained through brokers. A waiting list to receive series badges, good for all four tournament rounds, was closed in 1978. Tickets for the practice rounds were limited and sold in advance beginning in 1995.
With Woods playing this year, what is the market for badges?
Costs vary according to what other services (housing, food, transportation) are offered. For Woods' historic win in 1997, four-day tournament badges fetched more than $6,000, said Mark Young, owner of Corporate Sporting Events.
"In those times it was sort of exciting, but I don't think we'll see those days again," he said.
When will Woods arrive in Augusta?
As a former champion, he has a lifetime invitation to play in the Masters. He also can play the course in preparation for the tournament. In recent years, Woods has shown up on the Sunday before the tournament to play a practice round. He typically conducts a pretournament interview on the Tuesday of Masters Week, but that schedule has not been announced.
Where will Woods stay?
Woods traditionally rents a private home in west Augusta. Augusta National has several cabins on its property, but those are reserved for use only by club members.