The price of golf’s most coveted ticket just got a little more expensive. A four-day Masters badge will cost $325, $75 more, an increase of 30% from 2014, according to the Augusta Chronicle.
Don’t ever expect it to, either. It’s in the history books, and thus far, it’s arguably the most (in)famous drop and/or controversial pardon ever. Let’s put it this way — it’s on the same level as the time when Bobby Jones called a penalty on himself, but unfortunately, the circumstances don’t paint Woods to be a hero filled with integrity.
As if you haven’t seen enough videos of me from the Masters, right? Well, here’s my “official” reel. Pass it along to your friends, particularly TV executives and producers!
The reel was meant to (and might still) include a byte from this standup, where I’m talking about a “Masters to forget” for Rory McIlroy…
As I mentioned a couple of days ago, many of you have asked where you could see my TV work. Well, I have some of the raw footage we shot and I asked my producer from Fox Sports International (Asia) if I could post it — and great news, he gave me the go-ahead!
In the video above, it starts with some of the work I did on Friday, bounces to a piece from Saturday, and then goes backward from Thursday to Tuesday. Pardon the slides that are placeholders for the editors in the studio to insert the footage/b-roll.
There are many ways to qualify — excuse me, receive an invitation to the hallowed grounds of Augusta National to play in the Masters Tournament every April. Well, actually, there are 19 different ways, one of which is to finish in the top 50 in the Final Official World Golf Ranking for the previous calendar year.
Well, finally, there are no more golf tournaments with world ranking points this year — that list was published on Monday, and 14 players were added to the 2014 Masters field.
The USGA and R&A issued a statement on Wednesday explaining the ruling that saved Tiger Woods from disqualification at the Masters for taking an illegal drop. Basically, the governing bodies clarified that it will not serve as a precedent for waiving the penalty (disqualification) for signing an incorrect scorecard (see below under “Scope of Committee Discretion to Waive a Penalty of Disqualification for Failure to Return Correct Score”).
Pros (and amateur competitors) must still make sure they return an accurate score, so you can’t pull a “Tiger” — who was extended a lifeline because Fred Ridley, Masters tournament competition committee chairman, made an “erroneous” application of the rule. I know, darn it!