Houston charity sells donated green jacket
HOUSTON (AP) — An Augusta National Golf Club green jacket from the 1960s donated to a Houston charity in a bundle of clothes has sold for thousands of dollars to a Pennsylvania car dealer.
The Guild Shop sold the jacket Friday following media stories about the highly collectible item.
Shop executive director Gaye Jackson declined to name the jacket's owner, the buyer or selling price. She'd been advised that the jacket would likely go at auction for $18,000. Jackson says the sale "met expectations."
Current Augusta National custom is that member green jackets don't leave the property. New Jersey-based GreenJacketAuctions.com in 2013 sold a jacket, belonging to 1934 Masters champion Horton Smith, for $682,000.
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