How do lucky fans score admission to the Masters each year?

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1. Joan Shultz
Age: 85
Hometown: Columbia, S.C.
Her in: Patron ticket list
What she paid: $175 for a four-day pass (face value)
Favorite Masters memory: "I just love watching the old timers like Arnie, Jack and Fuzzy. They had so much personality. The younger players are all business now, but I still love it."

2. Denis Kolturn
Age: 60
Hometown: Miami, Fla.
His in: Ticket broker
What he paid: $6,000 for two two-day tickets

3. Don Orians
Age: 76
Hometown: Augusta, Ga.
His in: Ticket list
What he paid: $175 for a four-day pass
Favorite Masters memory: "Fuzzy Zoeller's birdie to win in 1979."

4. Jan Russell
Age: 55
Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.
Her in: Her job at a railroad company
What she paid: Nothing

5. Dwight Walker
Age: 46
Hometown: New Orleans, La.
His in: Scored a four-day pass through his job at a New Orleans redevelopment company
What he paid: Nothing

6. Wynn Ethridge
Age: 48
Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.
His in: His (generous) uncle
What he paid: Nothing
Favorite Masters memory: "Watching Gene Sarazen tee off for the final time in 1999."

7. Marty Parker
Age: 40
Hometown: Toronto
His in: Ticket broker
What he paid: $1,000 for two days
Favorite Masters memory: "In the final round in 2006, I saw Retief Goosen make a birdie on 16—his third birdie in four holes."

8. Lester Bates
Age: 76
Hometown: Columbia, S.C.
His in: Ticket list
What he paid: $175 for a four-day pass
Favorite Masters memory: "Seeing Larry Mize chip in on 11 to win in '87. The next day I went to the doctor and he told me I needed heart surgery. He said, 'If you give me your tickets next year, I'll save your life.' I took him and his wife the next year [laughs]."

9. Charlotte Pavis
Age: 65
Hometown: Lehigh Valley, Pa.
Her in: Ticket list
What she paid: $175 for a four-day pass
Favorite Masters memory: "Seeing Arnie. He's just so wonderful and sweet. We watched him when he was just a kid at Wake Forest. We saw these guys grow up."\n

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