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Woods comeback not making scalpers rich

March 2010 Woods comeback not making scalpers rich

March 30, 2010
 
Woods comeback not making scalpers rich

By: Steve Elling
CBSSports.com

Frankly, I'm a tad surprised.

Sure, the economy is in the tank. Yeah, perhaps folks are turned off by the notion of watching Tiger Woods do anything at the moment, especially if it costs them money. But still, what would you guess that first-round tickets to the Masters are commanding on the open market?

Remember, Masters ducats are supposedly the toughest to land in all of sports.

The magic number, as of Tuesday evening, is $687 apiece -- subject to the daily caprices of supply and demand, of course. A Friday ticket can be purchased for $601. A four-day badge, available from an online broker called Ticket City, are available from $2,236.

All in all, I would have assumed that, given the incredible buildup and anticipated TV ratings for Woods' first competitive event in 144 days, demand would have been far greater.

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