By The Numbers: The 2019 Masters
By Jeff Sutherland/iG
Each year, Inside Golf's stats man finds ten (or so) interesting stats for the year's first Major...
Here is this year's compilation:
The current price in U.S. dollars for a 4-day grounds pass on www.ticketnetwork.com.
The prices for individual days can vary much more being affected by the weather.
Sometimes Friday is more expensive than Saturday because there are more players to watch.
Tiger in contention can raise the price significantly.
"Can you afford not to?"
The number of feet in proximity for which tickets may not be bought, sold or handed off outside the Augusta National Golf Club.
The number of players who have qualified for the Masters since the start of the year thanks to wins on the PGA Tour: Adam Long (Desert Classic), J.B. Holmes (Genesis Open) and Keith Mitchell (Honda Classic).
Justin Harding and Shane Lowry made it by entering the top 50 at the end of the World Match Play.
There is a sixth player who made it via special invitation, Japan's Shugo Imahira.
The size of the field assuming no qualifies by winning at the Valero.
If it holds, it will match last year’s field...the smallest in two decades.
The Masters filed size hasn’t broken 100 since 1986 when 103 players competed.
The next largest was 2011 with 99 qualifiers.
On the plus side with their cut rule of low 50 and ties plus anyone within 10 shots means
The number of spots in the OWGR that Jim Furyk moved up from the beginning of the year.
Starting ranked 223rd, he would end up in 52nd after the World Match Play to miss out on a tee time in the 2019 Masters by just two ranking positions.
The price reportedly paid at auction in 2013 for the Master's jacket of Horton Smith, the first winner of the Masters.
The auction site Green Jacket Auctions (greenjacketauctions.com) has a lot of golf memorabilia you can bid on, currently including a program from the first Masters with a current bid of more than $5000 USD.
The number of yards longer Augusta National will be this year due to the lengthening of the fifth hole named Magnolia.
It can now play as long as 495 yards thanks to a new tee box that was installed.
Apparently, bunkers were also moved back to keep them in play off the tee.
The new length of Augusta National which had not changed since 2010.
Length at the end of each decade since opening shown below (source Wikipedia)
2019: 7,475 yards (6,835 m)
2010: 7,435 yards (6,799 m)
2000: 6,985 yards (6,387 m)
1990: 6,905 yards (6,314 m)
1980: 7,040 yards (6,437 m)
1970: 6,980 yards (6,383 m)
1960: 6,980 yards (6,383 m)
1950: 6,900 yards (6,309 m)
1940: 6,800 yards (6,218 m)
The record for the largest number of starts before winning belongs to Sergio Garcia who won in 2017.
The longest period of time between first and second wins was 24 years, an amazing record that belongs to Ben Crenshaw.
FYI Jack Nicklaus had 28 years between his first and last wins but sandwiched another four green jackets in between.
The average age by which the three players with three Masters' victories (Nicklaus, Palmer, and Woods) reached that milestone.
Palmer completed it in the shortest period, seven years, while Tiger was the youngest at 29 years 3 months 11 days.
The number of years since Tiger's last win at Augusta.
Current odds for Tiger to win 2019 Masters.
Rory McIlroy is the favourite at 7:/1
The value of the grand prize for a Golf and Stay at Bear Mountain when competing in BC Golf Fantasy Contest.
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