'Signature prank' bag up for auction

Nate Smith autographed golf bag
eBay
A total of 68 PGA Tour players at the Wells Fargo Championship signed Nate Smith's golf bag.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Thursday, May 23, 2013 | 3:26 p.m.

Remember earlier this month, when PGA Tour player James Hahn played a prank on his buddy, Nate Smith?

Smith Monday-qualified for the Wells Fargo Championship, and Odyssey Golf flew in a brand-new bag for him. Hahn got hold of the bag first, though, and hung a sign on it in the Quail Hollow locker room asking other players to sign the bag "for charity auction."

More than 60 PGA Tour players dutifully signed it. And Smith, having no other choice, played the Wells Fargo with the uniquely decorated bag -- to the chuckles of his buddy, Hahn.

Well, now the bag is in fact up for charity auction – Smith has it on eBay, with all proceeds going to Boredom Busters, a non-profit organization that seeks to enhance the quality of life of pediatric patients when they're in the hospital.

Smith and Odyssey have teamed up to enhance the deal, too. Along with the bag, the winning bidder will receive a signature outfit from Travis Mathew, two tickets to a regular PGA Tour event, and a set of Callaway clubs with Odyssey putter.

The bag itself is a true collector's item, thanks to the quality of the signatures. Among the autographs are: Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler, Zach Johnson, Camilo Villegas, Bud Cauley, Stuart Appleby, Kevin Streelman, Hunter Mahan and Boo Weekley.

Helen Ross over at PGATour.com reported the story of the signature prank back on May 2, and you can read all about it here.

The auction runs through midnight ET on May 27. You can check it out here.

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