By the Numbers: The 2014 Masters
9 Apr, 2014
An insider’s view of The Masters – by the numbers – is now available, thanks to WalletHub.
According to the website,
The number most significant to the 2014 Masters Tournament is undoubtedly 1. It will be the 1st Masters since 1995 without Tiger Woods, the world’s No. 1 player, in the field. And three individuals – Adam Scott, Henrik Stenson and Jason Day – actually have a chance to overtake Woods in the world rankings come Sunday.
This just goes to show how much things have changed since 2005 – the last year Woods took home the green jacket. Both the golf industry and the economy were riding high then, buoyed by the real estate market’s bubblicious growth. But the housing market collapsed and disposable income dried up, leading to the closure of nearly 650 courses and forcing 4.7 million people to give up the game, according to the National Golf Foundation.
The report breaks down numbers for the purse, telecast, green jacket, club, tickets, concessions and more.
The full report is available at this link.