2021 July Memorabilia Auction - Ended 07/18/2021
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Hal Sutton's 1986 Masters Tournament Contestant Badge #40

The comeback Nicklaus staged in the final round of 1986 was something no one expected, yet everyone dreamed of. The tournament put an exclamation mark on an already successful career for Jack Nicklaus and lead to a signature win for The Golden Bear. This red and gold-tone shield was issued to the competitors that week in Augusta, with player #40 being Hal Sutton. This near mint condition badge has its original pin intact. With only 88 players who can lay claim to being part of the field for that moment in golf history, a contestants pin from "Jack's Miracle" truly is a treasure that only a select few collectors can own. A signed letter of provenance from Hal Sutton will come with this lot.

The Hal Sutton Collection
Hal Sutton's golf game flourished while growing up in his hometown of Shreveport, Louisiana. In fact the highly touted amateur golfer chose to stay closeby after high school and went to local Centenary College. It wouldn't take much time for the All American to put his school and town on the national golfing map when he received 'Golf Magazine's 1980 College Player of the Year' after 14 victories and lifting the small liberal arts school to 9th in the Nation. Unsurprisingly Hal Sutton would find great success at the professional level, notching 14  PGA Tour victories between 1982 and 2001. The 1983 season was a one for Sutton, earning PGA Tour Player of the Year honors as the leading money winner and the new accolade of 'major champion.' Sports Illustrated's golf writer Dan Jenkins' emphatically recapped his 1983 PGA Championship triumph with "There's a New Bear on the Loose - Hal Sutton Put a Death Grip on the PGA Championship To Stop a Classic Jack Nicklaus Charge." This came only months after his The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass win. Representing his country became a common role Sutton found himself in, as a 4-time Ryder Cup player in 1985, 1987, 1999, and 2002, before being chosen as the Ryder Cup Captain in 2004. He was a victorious Walker Cup team member in 1979 and 1981. <br><br>After playing two decades on the tour Hal began to shift his attention to philanthropy, with that soon becoming a main focus. This didn't go unnoticed in the golfing community and Sutton was the 2007 Payne Stewart Award recipient. He would raise more than $2 million with fellow Louisiana natives David Toms and Kelly Gibson for Hurricane Katrina and Rita victims. The Golf Auction has been very appreciative of the opportunity to offer some of Hal's Collection, including his 1998 TOUR Championship Calamity Jane Trophy, Gold Plated Scotty Cameron Putter for 2000 Players Win and all four of his 2000 Players Championship winning scorecards when it was "The Right Club."

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Hal Sutton's 1986 Masters Tournament Contestant Badge #40Hal Sutton's 1986 Masters Tournament Contestant Badge #40Hal Sutton's 1986 Masters Tournament Contestant Badge #40Hal Sutton's 1986 Masters Tournament Contestant Badge #40Hal Sutton's 1986 Masters Tournament Contestant Badge #40
Hal Sutton's 1986 Masters Tournament Contestant Badge #40
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Minimum Bid: $200.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,606.23
Number Bids: 21
Auction closed on Sunday, July 18, 2021.
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