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Augusta National 2000 Masters Pin flag signed in black marker by Masters Champion Sam Snead.
Signed at a private autograph session (sold with a photo of Snead signing the flags).
Sold with Certificates Of Authenticity from both The Autograph Source (Lifetime Guarantee) and independent third-party authenticator PSA/DNA.
Sam Snead was an American professional golfer who was one of the top players in the world for most of four decades. He and two of the other greatest golfers of all time, Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson, were born within six months of each other in 1912. Snead won a record 82 PGA Tour events.
Snead won seven majors: three Masters, three PGA Championships and one British Open.
Snead's nickname was "Slammin' Sammy." He was admired by many for having the so-called "perfect swing," and generated many imitators. Snead was famed for his folksy image, wearing a straw hat, playing tournaments barefoot, and making such statements as "Keep close count of your nickels and dimes, stay away from whiskey, and never concede a putt."
Snead was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1974, and received the PGA Tour Lifetime Achievement Award in 1998.
As they did in many other years, Sam Snead followed Byron Nelson on the first tee as an honorary starter of the 2000 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Course.
"This is the greatest tournament in the world," said Snead, who won here in 1949, 1952 and 1954.
"As a matter of fact, an Augusta ticket is near 'bout impossible to get. It started out as just Bobby Jones' tournament, but I think the name Masters is what did it."
Snead recalled winning the first green jacket in 1949 and then losing it.
"Somebody got that first jacket; I don't know what happened to it," Snead said. "So I had to borrow one of Bobby Jones' jackets, and he had short arms, so the sleeves were too short."
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