Tiger Woods is driving up 2018 Masters ticket prices

Tiger Woods' comeback this season has fans energized -- and has made many willing to pay thousands to see him play at the 2018 Masters.

Following top-five finishes in his last two PGA Tour events, the four-time Masters Tournament champion is set to tee off at Augusta National as this year's favorite, causing badge prices to sky-rocket. 

“Tiger has always had an effect on prices,” TickPick.com sales agent Kyle Zorn told the Augusta Chronicle

Zorn said secondary-ticket prices of Thursday's badge are 77 percent higher than last year's, selling for $3,653. As of Wednesday, the four-day tournament badges available on StubHub are listed for at least $9,450.

If Woods is still in contention on Sunday, the price of that day's badge will "go through the roof," the ticket sales agent added.

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PALM HARBOR, FL - MARCH 09: Tiger Woods reacts after missing a putt on the sixth hole during the second round of the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook Resort Copperhead Course on March 9, 2018 in Palm Harbor, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
PALM HARBOR, FL - MARCH 09: Tiger Woods plays his shot from the ninth tee during the second round of the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook Resort Copperhead Course on March 9, 2018 in Palm Harbor, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
PALM HARBOR, FL - MARCH 09: Tiger Woods looks over a putt on the ninth hole during the second round of the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook Resort Copperhead Course on March 9, 2018 in Palm Harbor, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
PALM HARBOR, FL - MARCH 09: Tiger Woods plays his shot from the eighth tee during the second round of the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook Resort Copperhead Course on March 9, 2018 in Palm Harbor, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
PALM HARBOR, FL - MARCH 09: Tiger Woods reacts after playing his second shot on the fifth hole during the second round of the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook Resort Copperhead Course on March 9, 2018 in Palm Harbor, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
PALM HARBOR, FL - MARCH 09: Tiger Woods plays his shot from the fifth tee during the second round of the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook Resort Copperhead Course on March 9, 2018 in Palm Harbor, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
PALM HARBOR, FL - MARCH 09: Tiger Woods catches a ball on the tenth green during the second round of the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook Resort Copperhead Course on March 9, 2018 in Palm Harbor, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
PALM HARBOR, FL - MARCH 09: Tiger Woods looks over a putt on the 17th green during the second round of the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook Resort Copperhead Course on March 9, 2018 in Palm Harbor, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
PALM HARBOR, FL - MARCH 08: Tiger Woods tees off during the first round of the Valspar Championship on March 08, 2018, at Westin Innisbrook-Copperhead Course in Palm Harbor, FL. (Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
PALM HARBOR, FL - MARCH 08: Tiger Woods signs autographs for fans during the first round of the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook Resort (Copperhead) on March 8, 2018 in Palm Harbor, Florida. (Photo by Ryan Young/PGA TOUR)
PALM HARBOR, FL - MARCH 08: Tiger Woods signs autographs for fans after playing the first round of the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook Resort Copperhead Course on March 8, 2018 in Palm Harbor, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
PALM HARBOR, FL - MARCH 08: Tiger Woods catches a ball on the 17th hole during the first round of the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook Resort Copperhead course on March 8, 2018 in Palm Harbor, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
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