Face value for Masters tickets are priced artificially low: $75 for practice rounds and $115 for tournament rounds. Tickets have been sold out since 1972. Since 1995 practice-round tickets have been sold via an annual lottery and some daily tournament tickets were added in 2012 the same year the process moved online. The public can apply for up to four tickets per day beginning in May.
Woods got into red figures on the day early with a 21-foot birdie putt at the 3rd. Aided by a sense of the moment that always seemed to allow him to will the ball into the hole Woods struck his putt and it died just at the right moment and dropped in.
Arguably the greatest player of all time was — these fans essentially had the equivalent of floor seats to see Michael Jordan — and yet a sea of smartphones captured the moment turning every spectator into a cameraman and videographer.