'Tiger Woods effect' is driving down U.S. Open ticket prices
The so-called "Tiger Woods effect" is once again rearing its head at the U.S. Open. The world's No. 2 player is noticeably missing from the festivities at Pinehurst No. 2 this week because of injury and that is effectively causing the ticket prices for the event to plummet.
According to Ticket City, an average ticket at the U.S. Open costs $106, which is down an incredible 61 percent from last year when Woods competed in the tournament.
Woods also did not participate in the tournament in 2011 and he competed the next year, ticket prices skyrocketed about 40 percent.