AUGUSTA, Ga. — Jack Nicklaus has six. Tiger Forest four. Phil Mickelson three, and perhaps another come tomorrow. And you can have owned your own Augusta National eco-friendly jacket … should you have had an additional $139,000 laying around
The reply is yes, it’s real. Actually, Augusta National confirmed its authenticity, but didn’t offer anymore information beyond that. The name-tag continues to be torn out, however, many crack detective work (research into the liner) dates the jacket towards the early 1950s.
Putting in a bid for that jacket began at $5,000. There were 35 total bids, most arriving the ultimate moment from the auction for any one-of-a-kind piece of the very most exclusive club in the usa.
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As legend has it, the jacket is discovered in 1994 in a Toronto thrift store, where it had been selling for $5. Based on Greenjacketauctions.com, in which the auction takes place, a golf fan observed the jacket and it is telltale Masters emblem around the left-breast pocket and understood just what it was.
But could it be a genuine Augusta eco-friendly jacket and, if that’s the case, whose could it have been?
The now infamous “Thrift Store” eco-friendly jacket was up for auction, until 8 p.m. ET Saturday. Within the final fifteen minutes, the putting in a bid went from $48,841 towards the winning bid of $139,349.
For your money, it had better be a legit Augusta National jacket, so it is and it arrives with a hell of the story.