Tom Watson Signed 1975 Open Championship at Carnoustie 12th Hole Flag - 1st Major Win
An exceptional piece of history is offered in this lot. A course flown
flag from Tom Watson's very first major victory, an 18 hole playoff to
claim the 1975 Open Championship. Not only did this flag fly on the
Carnoustie links over 40 years ago, but it also bears Watson's tough
signature. In Watson's illustrious career, his eight major championships
included five Open Championships, two Masters titles, and one US Open
title. The only major that eluded him is the PGA Championship, which
would put him in an elite group of golfing "grand slam" winners that
includes Ben Hogan, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Gene Sarazen, and Tiger
Woods. In all, Watson ranks 6th on the list of total major championship
victories, behind only Hogan, Nicklaus, Player, Woods, and Walter Hagen.
James Spence Authentication (JSA) has reviewed the signature and their
auction letter of authenticity will come with this lot.
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