Cost of Masters badge rises 30 percent; now $325


One of the best deals in sports just got a bit more expensive.

A four-day badge for the Masters Tournament will now cost $325, a 30 percent increase from 2014 ($250), according to the Augusta Chronicle. It is the first price jump since 2011. 

The cost of a four-day ticket has nearly doubled since 2007 ($175), when Billy Payne took over as chairman.

This year’s Masters figures to draw even more attention, with world No. 1 Rory McIlroy attempting to complete the career grand slam. Tiger Woods also missed last year’s event because of injury. 

For the sake of comparison, consider that the cheapest Super Bowl ticket currently available via Stubhub is $2,347.