THE Tiger Woods factor is proving to be a major drawcard for this year’s Australian Masters golf with ticket sales for the final day of the four-day event selling fast.
Victorian Sports Minister James Merlino said more than 70 per cent of the Sunday general admission tickets had been snapped up after four hours on sale, and prime grandstand seating on the 18th green had sold out.
The number of general admission tickets available has been capped at 20,000 a day to keep crowd conditions manageable for spectators and organisers.
Final day tickets are $49 with the lead up days $44. They went on sale at noon on Thrusday.
Mr Merlino said many golf fans were also keen to see the four days of the event and more than 70 per cent of season passes, priced at $169, had also been sold.
“Tiger Woods is the world’s best athlete and first-day ticket sales have proven that golf fans are very excited about seeing the World Number One in Melbourne,” Mr Merlino said.
“If today’s (first day) ticket sales are anything to go by, I’m confident we will see more than 70,000 spectators through the gates at this year’s Masters.
“Five of Australia’s top 10 golf courses are situated in Melbourne’s sandbelt and these courses are recognised as some of the finest in the world.
“What better a place to see the best in the game and home grown World Number Five Geoff Ogilvy on show than our iconic sandbelt.”
The Australian Masters will be held at Melbourne’s Kingston Heath Golf Club from 12-15 November.
Tickets are available through Ticketek on 132 849, at www.ticketek.com.au or by visiting any Ticketek outlet. Travel Packages are available through Event Travel Office and via the Australian Masters website or by calling 1300 300 756. Australian Masters website.