THE JBWere Australian Masters was a huge event last year with fans flocking for tickets and sell-out crowds.
Well, tickets for the 2010 Masters go on sale on Wednesday June 9 and it will be interesting to see the reaction.
The big difference of course is that while promoters are pushing the chance to see golfing stars like Spain’s Sergio Garcia, Colombia’s Camilo Villegas and our own Geoff Ogilvy, at this stage it appears highly unlikely that one T Woods will be fronting.
Announcing the start of sales this week, Victorian Sports Minister James Merlino was apparently confident enough in the appeal of the event to feel the need to warn scalpers to back off.
“The JBWere Masters is one of Melbourne’s great major events, but individuals trying to make a quick buck off the event face sanctions of more than $6000, while companies face tough fines of more than $30,000 under Victoria’s anti-scalping legislation,” Merlino said.
The Masters will be held at Melbourne’s Victoria Golf Club from 11-14 November.
David Rollo of tournament organiser IMG Australia said 100,000 people will again have the opportunity to see some of the world’s best in Melbourne at this year’s event.
“The 2010 JBWere Masters has maintained an affordable and accessible ticketing policy with daily tickets available under $50,” Rollo said.
“Last year’s event sold out so sports fans should purchase tickets early as general admission will again be capped at 20,000 per day.”
Tickets are available for all four tournament days plus practice and Pro-Am day.
Golf fans can purchase a season pass for $179 to access the venue over six days and general admission to the tournament is $49 per day.
Children under 14 years of age will receive complimentary access if accompanied by an adult (Conditions Apply).
Tickets are available through Ticketek on 132 849 or by visiting any Ticketek outlet. People going the scalper route may have their tickets cancelled.