Who Gets Refunds For Monday's Practice Round Tickets?
By Mike Miller, WJBF Weekend Anchor and Investigative Reporter - email
Augusta, GA -
The rain on Monday didn't just affect golfers and patrons, it killed business for ticket brokers as well.
"There were tornado warnings. They just couldn't have you out there. Too much water," James Dizoglio said.
Dizoglio owns Jimmy D's Tickets. He has been selling out Masters tickets for 10 years, however, on Monday, he had several extra tickets on hand.
"So it created a ripple effect where it actually went in reverse. There was just a big demand today. People who wanted to go in and see the practice rounds," Dizoglio said.
Ticket Broker Philip Stenquist says it was tough to find extra tickets on Tuesday, adding that people were not re-selling them because they were spending the entire day on the course.
"Yesterday, the rain really just shut everything down and it really boosted up sales today because everybody just wanted to go in," Stenquist said.
Since practice was cancelled on Monday, ticket brokers have been getting a lot of questions from buyers about refunds.
"The Masters Club has a list of all the tickets that they sent out and they will send refunds to that list," Stenquist said.
Which means the refunds and guarantees for 2015 tickets will only go to the people on the list. Despite the lack of sales on Monday, most ticket brokers seem to think this year is going to be big.
"It's a real strong year. Last year there were some things that happened where there weren't some deliveries made and so there was a short squeeze in the market. But this year, it's been very good," Dizoglio said.
If you bought your ticket from a third party, you're out of luck, in fact, some ticket scalpers are in the same boat because they bought tickets from a third party as well.