Masters Jackets Sells For $682,229

By Blake Bass
Content Coordinator

Masters_LogoAUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A green jacket owned by the golfer who the inaugural Masters Tournament in Augusta in 1934 has sold at auction for nearly $700,000.

The jacket was given to Horton Smith, who won the tournament again in 1936.

The Augusta Chronicle reports that the jacket sold at an auction Sunday for $682,229.45.

The jacket was sold by Green Jacket Auctions of Denville, N.J. The winning bidder was not identified.

Smith’s jacket, a 43 long, was presumed to be lost, but last month the auction house was contacted by one of Smith’s relatives. The green jacket had been hanging in a closet for decades.

Source: Associated Press

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