By Alex Myers/Golf Digest US
Have you started Christmas shopping for the golfers in your life? Well, here’s something you probably didn’t think of – or believe was even possible to buy.
One of Arnold Palmer’s Masters trophies is up for sale by Green Jacket Auctions. And as of Saturday morning, the leading bid is $107,181 ($AU143,826) – and counting.
In addition to a green jacket, Masters champs get a trophy in the shape of Augusta National’s clubhouse. The trophy is 13.5″ wide, 6.5″ tall, and weighs nine kilograms. It wasn’t given out until 1993, but the tournament decided to give out trophies retroactively to all of the event’s winners.
Palmer received four such trophies for his victories in 1958, 1960, 1962 and 1964. All four have his name, those years, and his winning score engraved on them. According to Green Jacket Auctions, the trophy up for auction was originally intended to be displayed in a golf museum that never was never built, and that Arnold Palmer enterprises owns the other three trophies.
Bidding for Palmer’s Masters trophy, which Green Jacket Auctions describes as a “dream piece,” is open until December 10. The company estimates it will fetch $AU335,728-plus. Happy bidding, everyone!