A 1928 Bobby Jones Golf Ticket Found in a Grandfather's Drawer Is Now Up for Auction
A Bobby Jones golf ticket from the 1928 Masters Tournament was found in a grandfather's drawer and is now up for auction at Robert Edwards Auctions. The item is a signed ticket stub from the third round of the tournament, which was held at Augusta National Golf Club. It is believed to be one of only a handful of signed tickets from that event still in existence. The current owner is unknown, but the ticket is expected to fetch a high price at auction.
The 1928 Masters Tournament was the first-ever Masters tournament, and it was won by Jones himself. He shot a final score of 284, which was four strokes ahead of his nearest competitor. The event was held at Augusta National Golf Club, which had opened just two years earlier.
The ticket stub that is up for auction was signed by Jones after his third-round score of 69. It is unclear how the ticket made its way into the grandfather's drawer, but it is thought to have been passed down through the family. The current owner is Mark Kelly, who found the ticket in his grandfather Sturgis Rice's junk drawer in the early 2000's. Current bidding at time of writing this is at $625.
The ticket stub is one of only a handful of signed tickets from the 1928 Masters Tournament still in existence. It is believed to be the only one from the third round. The other known signed tickets are from the first and second rounds. They are all in private collections and are not up for sale.
This signed Bobby Jones golf ticket from the 1928 Masters Tournament is a rare find indeed. It is one of only a handful of signed tickets from that event still in existence and it is from the third round, which makes it even more rare. The current owner is unknown, but the ticket is expected to fetch a high price at auction. If you're a fan of golf history, this is an opportunity you don't want to miss!