With Tiger Woods on the DL for this week’s Masters (and the foreseeable future), the numbers that most stand out as Adam Scott seeks to become the first repeat champion since a certain injury-plagued superstar accomplished the feat (2001, 2002) are one and three.
One, as in the world No. 1 will be absent from Augusta for the first time in his professional career, and three, for the trio of competitors (Scott, Henrik Stenson, and Jason Day), any of whom on Sunday night may have unseated Woods from his perch atop the rankings scoreboard.
In a look at other Masters-related statistics that are not immediately evident to golf fans, Wallethub.com has taken a gander at how certain economic factors have changed over the years.
For example, did you know that live TV broadcasting of the men’s first major of the season increased 620 percent between 1956 (2.5 hours) and 2013 (18 hours)?
Or, though it costs just $250 to produce one green jacket, that Masters co-founder Bobby Jones’ membership tunic once went for $310,700 at auction? So there’s that 1,242 percent markup this year’s winner has to look forward to should he fall on hard times.
Here are those and some other fun facts to consider as you while away the hours waiting for Thursday’s kickoff to the most eagerly anticipated event of the golf season:
courtesy of WalletHub.com