Posted on 07. Jun, 2010 in Victoria

Golf fans will soon be able to secure a prime position on the fairways to see some of the biggest names in world golf, with tickets for the 2010 JBWere Masters on sale from Wednesday 9 June.

Sports Minister James Merlino urged golf fans to get in quick to secure their ticket for the world-class event, which will be held at Melbourne’s Victoria Golf Club from 11-14 November.

“Victorians love their sport and are passionate about their golf,” Mr Merlino said.

“Attracting Tiger Woods to last year’s JBWere Masters was a major coup and was the first sold out Australian tournament since the Presidents Cup in Melbourne back in 1998.

“It was truly a great event for Victoria that delivered a massive boost to our tourism industry, attracted thousands of visitors to our state and beamed Melbourne to a global audience.

“This year sees another star studded international field hitting the greens at Melbourne’s internationally-renowned sand-belt course the Victoria Golf Club.

“Golf fans can look forward to Spanish sensation Sergio Garcia and Colombian Camilo Villegas up against Australian stars including Geoff Ogilvy – I suggest fans get in quick.”

Mr Merlino said ticket prices for the event remain affordable for families and General Admission to the tournament will cost $49 per day, while children under 14 will receive complimentary access if accompanied by a paying adult.

The 2010 JBWere Masters is classed as a ‘declared event’ under the Major Sporting Events Act and scalpers on-selling tickets at exorbitant prices could face fines of up to $30,000.

“The JBWere Masters is one of Melbourne’s great major events, but individuals trying to make a quick buck off the event face sanctions of more than $6000, while companies face tough fines of more than $30,000 under Victoria’s anti-scalping legislation,” Mr Merlino said.

“I urge all fans to purchase their tickets through the authorised seller, Ticketek, when tickets go on sale on Wednesday 9 June – those who don’t run the risk of having their tickets cancelled and will be unable to verify whether their tickets are legitimate.”

Mr Merlino said the Victorian Government would work with on-line sellers such as Ebay to monitor the unauthorised sale of JBWere Masters tickets.

Director of Golf IMG Australia David Rollo said 100,000 people will again have the opportunity to see some of the world’s best in Melbourne at this year’s JBWere Masters.

“The 2010 JBWere Masters has maintained an affordable and accessible ticketing policy with daily tickets available under $50,” Mr Rollo said.

Tickets are available through Ticketek on 132 849 or

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