Lot # 8: Billy Casper's Ryder Cup Captain's Trophy

Starting Bid: $3,000.00

Bids: 18 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Summer 2018 Auction",
which ran from 8/1/2018 8:30 PM to
8/18/2018 8:00 PM

In 1995, a special dinner was held to commemorate past Ryder Cup Captains. At that dinner, the PGA of America finally righted a “wrong” that had been going on for too long. Until that dinner, almost all Ryder Cup captains had never been awarded their own Ryder Cup trophy. Before that dinner, Captains were traditionally only given a plaque, as the only “trophy” for each Ryder Cup Matches was the permanent Ryder Cup trophy that traveled between the PGA and R&A depending on which team was reigning Champion.

So it was at that 1995 dinner that Billy Casper received his first – and only – Ryder Cup trophy, despite the fact that he was on eight (!) winning Ryder Cup teams and also Captained the U.S. Team to victory in 1979.

So while most people naturally assume that Billy Casper was awarded 9 Ryder Cup trophies, that would be wrong. He owned 1; the very trophy offered in this Lot.

The Ryder Cup trophy measures 12” tall and 6” from handle to handle. The band is engraved with facsimile signatures of all former Captains of the American Ryder Cup Team. 

Letter of Provenance from the Casper Family