Lot # 5: Roberto De Vicenzo's Infamous 1968 Masters Tournament Silver Medal

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Item was in Auction "2018 Winter Auction",
which ran from 11/20/2018 5:00 PM to
12/8/2018 7:00 PM

This is, without question, the most famous 2nd Place finish in golf history. Roberto De Vicenzo finished tied with Bob Goalby for the lowest score at the conclusion of the 1968 Masters Tournament, but infamously signed an incorrect scorecard. The resulting controversy around the incorrect scorecard shocked the golf community and was front page news around the World. De Vicenzo's disappointing 2nd place finish led to his now-famous line "What a stupid I am." 

Offered here is Roberto De Vicenzo's actual 2nd place silver medal from the 1968 Masters Tournament. Though De Vicenzo won the Open Championship in 1967 and was a legendary figure in his native Argentina, the most significant moment in De Vicenzo's life was always the 2nd place finish at the 1968 Masters. 

1 3/4".