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Posted December 30, 2014, 4:24 pm
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Masters badges will cost more in 2015

Golf’s most sought-after ticket will cost $75 more in 2015.

Masters Tournament patrons were notified by email this week that a series badge will cost $325. It’s the first increase since 2012, when the coveted badges went up $50 to $250.

Augusta National Golf Club told patrons that application renewal and payment must be completed online by Jan. 31 or their ticket allocations would be forfeited.

It’s the biggest single price increase for a badge since the tournament started in 1934.

A Masters badge has long been considered one of the toughest tickets in sports. A waiting list for series badges was established in 1972 and closed in 1978 when demand far exceeded the club’s supply. The waiting list was briefly reopened in 2000.

The 2015 Masters will be held April 9-12.