Lot # 60: Roberto De Vicenzo's Putter Used in Infamous 1968 Masters Tournament (De Vicenzo Letter)

Category: Player Used

Starting Bid: $500.00

Bids: 35 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Spring 2019 Auction",
which ran from 3/27/2019 6:30 PM to
4/13/2019 7:00 PM

Robert De Vicenzo's scorecard gaffe at the 1968 Masters Tournament is one of the most famous moments in the tournament's storied history. Though De Vicenzo won the Open Championship the year prior, his name and legacy would be forever tied to his infamous 1968 Masters Tournament finish. 

Offered here is the actual putter that Roberto De Vicenzo used in that 1968 Masters Tournament. Included is a signed letter from De Vicenzo attesting to this fact.

For what it's worth, De Vicenzo verbally told our consignor (who purchased Roberto's entire collection) that this was also the exact putter that he used to win the 1967 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool. However, he had already donated his backup putter to a prominent museum under the guise that it was the real British Open winning putter. Because of this, Roberto was not comfortable putting that fact in writing. Now, we can only stand behind what Roberto De Vicenzo put in his letter, which is that this putter was simply used in the 1968 Masters Tournament. But we still felt the aforementioned information was worth sharing.

Ray Cook XF15 Mallet putter. Shows lots of use.