Returning Masters Badges

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What are the rules I must follow when I buy a Masters badge?

Returning Masters Badges

Experts say Masters golf tickets are among the most coveted and hard-to-get sporting event tickets in the world. Perhaps that's why the tickets -- which are actually badges -- have strict rules attached to them.

For example, if you order sold-out Masters badges from an online ticket broker such as or, you will have to return those badges or face steep fines. will charge you $500 if you don't return a badge. Other brokers, such as and, may charge you as much as $3,000 if you don't return a badge.

When you are dealing with this much money, make sure you do business with a reputable broker. Make sure the broker is a member of both the Better Business Bureau and the National Association of Ticket Brokers. Companies, such as, make it very clear what their rules are for Masters golf tickets. Here is what they are:

  • If you buy a Masters badge for a single day, you must pick it up and return it to the company's on-site location in Augusta the same day. If you lose a badge or do not return it, you will be charged a $500 penalty by
  • Four-day badges will be sent to you via Fed Ex. but you must return it via Fed Ex or UPS at the end of the week or face a $500 penalty.
Note: practice round tickets are actually tickets, not badges, and do not have to be returned.



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