Around the holidays, it’s easy to lose sight of time. It arrives rapidly and departs even as quickly. The PGA Tour schedule follows the same pattern. The men are teeing it up in the wrap-around events one minute and then they’re at Kapalua starting off the 2022 calendar year the next.
Among the many changes that the new year brings to golf, one stands out above the rest: the Masters is approaching.
Patrons were told Monday, according to the Aiken Standard, that applications and renewal costs for series badges are due on January 31.
The price of the series badge, like so many other items during August National, remains unthinkably inexpensive at $375. This price includes entrance for all four days of the competition (Thursday-Sunday). To put that in context, the lowest TicketMaster price as of January 8 is $3,359 — and that’s only for Thursday.
The patron badge list, along with a waiting list, was first formed in 1972. The waiting list was closed for six years before resurfacing briefly in 2000.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2021, several series badge holders were informed that they were not selected to attend the event and were given a refund.
As of January 8, there has been no news on whether or not the 2022 Masters will be limited in attendance.
The event will take place from April 7 to 10.