The Augusta National Cant Buy For Parking NO Matter Their Offers

Over the past 17 years, Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia has bought up much of the land that borders its private grounds.

Off the northwest corner of the club sits a free parking lot, Gate 6-A, a stretch of empty land that was once a fully lived-in neighborhood. The club spent $40 million to buy and bulldoze the homes, offering the residents prices that were just too enticing to turn down.

One family, however, refuses to sell — even as the offering price increases.

For a story on, Steve Politi tracked down the Thacker family of 1112 Stanley Drive, a house flush in the middle of Gate 6-A and the only one that all Augusta National's money can't buy. MORE PICS



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