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Buyers, Collectors Reap Rewards of Golf Memorabilia Sales on TheGolfAuction.com

Last Updated on Friday, 29 April 2016 08:42 Friday, 29 April 2016 08:26

Arnold Palmer's 1958 Masters ballTAMPA, Florida — While Danny Willett was celebrating his first Masters® win after holding off fellow countryman Lee Westwood and 2015 Masters Champion Jordan Spieth, thousands of bidders were dueling it out online for a chance at their own piece of Masters history on TheGolfAuction.com.

The Golf Auction is an eight-year-old Tampa-based company that specializes exclusively in golf memorabilia and collectibles. This year’s Masters auction held March 30-April 10 yielded record sales again this year. One of the highlights, a Masters flag signed by 34 of the past Masters Champions (prior to 2008) sold for a world-record $11,640.

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Masters Tournament Champion Danny Willett Joins PGA TOUR

Last Updated on Friday, 22 April 2016 00:01 Thursday, 21 April 2016 23:48

Danny WillettPONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida — The PGA TOUR announced that England’s Danny Willett has joined the PGA TOUR following his Masters Tournament victory. The 28-year-old will receive a five-year TOUR exemption that runs through the 2020-21 season along with 600 FedExCup points from his win in Augusta.

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Danny Willett: Dedicated Golfer, Family Man, Masters Winner

Last Updated on Sunday, 17 April 2016 19:14 Sunday, 17 April 2016 19:00

Danny WillettCanadian Press

MANCHESTER, England (Steve Douglas/AP) — Danny Willett’s journey to the green jacket began 16 years ago when he signed up with some friends for an inner-city golf scheme, designed to get kids off the street and give them something constructive to do.

Four thousand miles from the perfectly manicured greens of Augusta National, these sessions took place next to a housing development in Sheffield, northern England, with some run-down homes nearby. It was a tough part of a city weighed down by the decline of its steel industry.

Willett, about 12 at the time, had just been introduced to golf through his father on a family trip to Wales. But it was on the municipal course at Birley Wood where he would put in the hours to really learn his future trade.

Peter Ball, Willett’s first coach, told The Associated Press that the future Masters champion became devoted to the sport from a young age.

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Jordan Spieth: Where Does He Go After Epic Masters Meltdown?

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 April 2016 00:54 Wednesday, 13 April 2016 00:47

2015 Masters Champion Jordan SpiethCanadian Press

AUGUSTA, Georgia (Eddie Pells and Paul Newberry/AP) — Where does Jordan Spieth go from here?

He could have been sailing along on the second act to one of the greatest years in golf history. Instead, the young Texan left Augusta shaking his head, and trying to figure out how to shake off one of the most epic collapses in the history of the game.

It won’t be easy.

“Big picture, this one will hurt,” Spieth said, still sounding in a bit of shock outside the Augusta National clubhouse Sunday evening after it all slipped away. “It will take a while.”

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Billy Horschel Blown Away by Rule 20-4 at the Masters

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 April 2016 19:43 Tuesday, 12 April 2016 19:36

Billy HorschelAUGUSTA, Georgia (British Columbia Golf, with files from Golf Saskatchewan) — Anyone watching the Masters this past Saturday likely had the opportunity to witness one of the stranger and perhaps more unfortunate incidents of the tournament ... forgetting about, of course, Jordan Spieth’s troubles on the 12th hole on Sunday.

The bizarre incident came on the par-5 15th hole during Saturday’s 3rd round after 3-time PGA TOUR winner Billy Horschel landed his second shot just off the side of the green. His chip onto the green ran past the hole and toward the water. It did stop and Horschel rushed over to mark it, almost sensing that the wind could take over at any moment.

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