I played Masters the last two times because I can (like Fred). I wanted to experience something different and see what it was like. By the way, it is way different than playing Advanced. I'm sure playing Open will be another completely different experience too. I'm planning on playing several different divisions this year. I will play some Masters, a little Advanced (GBO and KCWO), Advanced Masters (Worlds), and some Open. One nice thing about playing in the Masters division is that I'm not constantly out driven by 100 ft. I have decent distance on my drives, but I am frequently the shorty off the tee in Advanced. I make up for it with good upshots and at times good putting. What I found in Masters division is that most of players, play a similar game to me (except with more rollers). As as side note, I think added cash should go to Open division.