AUGUSTA, Ga. — Pro tip: if you're attending the Masters, make sure to hit the gift shop as soon as you walk in the gates. Elite tip: make sure your credit line runs deep.
Via Golf Channel's Jason Sobel, we bring you this monstrosity: a 72-item receipt from the Augusta National gift shop for $5,682.96. Yep, somebody spent several mortgage payments on Masters gear.
That averages out to nearly $80 an item. While the gift shop at Augusta National isn't quite as inexpensive as the food and drink — a meal here will cost you less than five bucks total — it's still reasonably priced, given the fact that Augusta could charge double and still do big business.
Now, most likely someone just got all their Christmas shopping done at once, but we don't want to believe that. We want to believe that somewhere out there, a man is wearing $12 Masters socks, a $175 Masters needlepoint belt, a $24 Masters hat, a $175 Masters sweater over an $80 Masters Polo shirt with a $75 Masters tie, all the while waving a $22 Masters flag in each hand. Please let this be so.
- Augusta National