(AUGUSTA, GA) If you’re lucky enough (or spent enough money) to get a badge to this week’s Masters and find a parking space in the lot across from Gate 6-A, give a little wave to Herman and Elizabeth Tucker. That’s their house at the edge of the Masters parking lot, sitting incongruously all by itself.
And that parking lot you’re walking through? Augusta National spent over $40 million buying up all the Tucker’s neighbors’ houses and bulldozing them down so you could have a convenient place to park. But the world’s most powerful golf club couldn’t convince Herman and Elizabeth to sell their little three-bedroom home. Nope. Not even enticing seven-figure offers could pry their little piece of paradise away. “Money ain’t everything,” Herman told NJ.com. Don’t feel bad for the Tuckers though. They once owned another nearby home that they sold for nearly a million dollars to Augusta National. Makes it a bit easier to say “no.”