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Tiger's Air Banner Heckler Spent Pretty Penny

Big bucks for yucks: The air banner teasing Tiger Woods at the Masters surely cost someone a pretty penny.

Big bucks for yucks: The air banner teasing Tiger Woods at the Masters surely cost someone a pretty penny.

Monday, April 12, 2010 17:30 GMT

BRONSON, Fla. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Heckling Tiger Woods doesn’t come cheap.

Last week, during Tiger Woods’ return to the Masters in Augusta, Georgia, a couple of blunt air banners flew across the skies publicly dissing the cheating golfer.

One was a play on his Buddhism background that read: “Tiger: Did you mean Bootyism?” and the other taunted: “Sex addict? Yeah. Sure. Me too.”

While the reaction to the prank has been priceless, it must have cost the heckler a pretty penny.

According to Jaime Saint, co-owner of AirSign aerial advertising in Bronson, Florida, the stunt likely cost between $3,000 and $4,000 per sign.

That’s for the hours of flight time, not by the letter.

Each sign contained approximately 25 characters – anything longer could’ve posed a problem.

Saint says 35-40 letters is typically the max for flying banners because after that, longer signs begin to twist and turn to the point where they’re illegible.

So, the flighty jokes on Tiger are clearly numbered.

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