During the AT&T Congressional PGA Event, Tiger Woods spoke of how ridiculous the prices at the new Yankees stadium. Quoting Tiger during a interview, he said:
"We don't want to have what happened at Yankee Stadium. Tickets are so overpriced that you can't bring the family. We want to have everyone come out and enjoy being in a family atmosphere, walk around, have a good time and not have it cost an arm and a leg."
Fast forward to Monday morning: It's been announced that Tiger will play with Camilo Villegas, Mike Weir, & charity host Notah Begay in a charity skins game at the Turning Stone Resort in August.
- Last year's skins ticket price: $50 (With Weir, Villegas, Begay, Vijay Singh, & Stewart Cink)
- Final Round of this week's AT&T Classic ticket price: $100 (A Real PGA event.)
- This year's Begay skins w/ Tiger playing: $330! (For an exhibition!), and also $340 & $550 with a overnight stay
Now don't get me wrong, I can see the point where the resort is going to try to make their fair share. But really, a 600% increase in price from last year? Does it cost that much to bring Tiger here? And Tiger? While I'm not a Yankee fan, don't you find this awfully hypocritical for you to participate in this event, whereas it will cost a family of four over $1500 to see you in a exhibition? Or does the statement you made only apply to event where you are not attending? Is that what you think an average family of four can afford? I can only say, as a fan of golf, that this is simply just another reason why the casual fan doesn't matter in the landscape of sports anymore.
I'll be damned if I'm going to spend $330 to see one exhibition round & makes me seriously reconsider spending money for tickets to the actual PGA event here in September/October.