Golf Monthly asks the question after West Brom player James Morrison bid £60,000 for a round at Augusta National in a charity auction
How Much Would You Pay for a Round at Augusta?
Augusta National is one of the most exclusive golf clubs in the world where only the luckiest or most privileged people get the chance to play.
It’s looked upon as golfing heaven and as arguably the most idyllic golf course on the globe.
It’s hosted some of the greatest golfing moments in history that have inspired people to take up the game of golf, like Sandy Lyle’s famous bunker shot and Tiger Woods’ incredible chip-in.
That’s why West Brom footballer James Morrison has paid £60,000 to tee it up on the hallowed turf that has hosted the Masters every year since 1934.
We’re all very jealous.
Sky Sports News HQ host Jim White tweeted this picture with Morrison titled:
“@WBAFCofficial’s James Morrision at Petrov Foundation dinner – he shelled out £60k to play Augusta & still smiling!
Morrison bid at a recent charity auction for former Celtic and Aston Villa player Stiliyan Petrov’s Foundation dinner so all the money will be going to a great cause.
Petrov was diagnosed with acute leukaemia in 2012 and the foundation is set up to improve the way the disease is treated.
James Morrison is reportedly on £15,000 per-week so to play Augusta National he has had to shell out four weeks wages. I’m sure he can live with that.
How much would you pay for a round at Augusta?
The average salary in the UK is £26,500 so four weeks wages would be around £2000.
Would you pay £2000?
Considering it would cost you around the $500 mark to play Pebble Beach and about £300 for Wentworth’s West Course – I think a fair few would be willing to stump up £2k to tick off one of the very highest of priorities on a golfer’s bucket list.
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