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Augusta National has spent the past two decades buying up the property around its borders, purchasing more than 100 properties across 270 acres by offering owners prices that were too good to refuse.
According to NJ.com, the golf club spent more than $40 million to bulldoze the neighborhood once sat across from Gate 6-A at the Masters—save for one unassuming brick house that no amount of money can buy.
Herman and Elizabeth Thacker built the three-bedroom home at 1112 Stanley Road in 1959. The first time Augusta National approached them about buying the house where they raised their two children, the Thackers flatly refused. Not even seven figures could sway the couple.
“Money ain’t everything,” Herman told NJ.com in 2016.
It’s a principle that the storied golf club, which turns its back on millions of dollars each year to preserve the authenticity of the Masters Tournament, can