You Can Be Just Like Stephanie and Go to Next Year’s Masters!
By Merf under The Masters

You too can become a patron! A limited number of 2012 Masters tickets badges will be made available to the public through its website. Pretty crazy, considering the waiting list for a badge dates back to 1971. I’ve got to tip my hat to the Masters recently. Their website and iPhone ap for extended television coverage rocks, they included Augusta National (and the Par 3 course!) in the latest Tiger Woods video game, and now they are allowing peons to become patrons.

Via Bob Harig at espn.com:

Golf fans will be allowed to submit their applications to both the tournament and for practice rounds via Masters.com. The club is moving all of its ticketing online, including ticket services for annual patrons.

“Moving the entire application process to our official tournament website is a safe and convenient way for those wishing to apply for daily practice round tickets,” said Masters chairman Billy Payne. “We are also pleased to provide a limited number of tickets for the individual tournament round days, which, up until now, have only been allocated to our series badge holders.”

Apply here. Daily badge entries are due June 30, and practice round badges by July 30. According to StubHub, weekly badges for this year’s tournament earlier today were going for $4,025, and a Sunday badge was fetching $850.

(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)