By the numbers - 81st Masters

2017-04-03 17:35
US Masters (AFP)

Augusta - Key numbers for the 81st Masters that begins on Thursday at Augusta National Golf Club:

250 000 - The number of people who visit the Augusta, Georgia, area each year for the Masters and related events

$1 366 (R18 378) - Average resale price for a ticket to the final round of the 2017 Masters, cheapest of the four rounds

$1 566 (R21 069) - Average resale price for a ticket to the first round of the 2017 Masters, the most expensive of the four rounds

620 - Percentage increase in live telecast hours for the Masters from 1956 (2.5 hours) to 2016 (18 hours)

$250 (R3 363) - Cost of producing each green jacket

1 - Months it takes to make a green jacket

1949 - First year a Masters champion was presented a green jacket

$682 000 (R9 175 560)- Price of 1934 and 1936 Masters winner Horton Smith's green jacket sold at auction in 2013

$12 998 (R174 874) - 2016 auction sale price for a vintage Augusta National member's green jacket

90 - The percentage of the world's golf carts that are manufactured in the state of Georgia

61 - Number of magnolia trees dating to the 1850s along Magnolia Lane, the main auto entrance that runs 330 yards from Washington Road to the Augusta National clubhouse

300 - Estimated number of members at Augusta National Golf Club

3 - Known women members at Augusta National: Condoleezza Rice, Darla Moore and Ginni Rometty

$4 000 (R53 816) - Reported annual membership dues at Augusta National

$30 000 (R403 617) - Reported initiation fee at Augusta National

$161 900,000 000 - Reported estimated net worth of Augusta National's two richest members, Bill Gates ($86.5 billion) and Warren Buffett ($75.4 billion)

$35 000 000 - Estimated Masters 2016 ticket sales revenue

$1.50 (R20.18) - Cost of egg salad or pimento cheese sandwich at concession stands, the cheapest sandwiches

$3 (R40.36) - Cost of grilled chicken wrap or chicken sandwich, the costlist sandwich at concession stands

$5 (R67.27) - Import beer price at concession stands. Domestic brews are $1 less with bottled water $2

$2 (R26.91) - Georgia Peach Ice Cream Sandwich, with Georgia Pecan Caramel Popcorn costing $1.50

1952 - The year Ben Hogan began the tradition of defending champion's picking the menu for a gala dinner of winners

12.4 million - Estimated number of viewers watching Sunday Masters coverage on US telecaster CBS

4 - Minutes of commercials allowed per hour of Masters television coverage

More than $6 million (R80 million) - Estimated amount Masters partners and global sponsors pay for ad time

$25 million (R336 million) - Cost of international Masters broadcast rights

0 - Number of amateurs to win the Masters and number of Wednesday Par-3 Contest winners to win the Masters in the same year

$117.5 million - Estimated impact of the Masters on the Augusta area economy

*The dollar to the rand was 13.42 on Monday, April 3.

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