What Would You Do With Oosthuizen's Dbl-Eagle Ball?

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  1. CapEm16

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    Subject says it all.

    59 year old, Wayne Mitchell caught Louie Oosthuizen's golf ball after he had made one of the most historic golf shots in Masters history, and tossed his Titleist golf ball into the crowd behind the 2nd green. While it wasn't disclosed what kind of arrangement was made, Mitchell gave the ball to Augusta National officials later in the day.

    So what would you want for the famous golf ball? Money - and how much? Lifetime Masters tickets?

    Personally I would start negotiations off tough, and ask for the opportunity to play Augusta National a couple weeks before the Masters, once a year for the rest of my physical life. I would settle on the chance to even play Augusta just once, and maybe some Masters tickets for next year.

    To put it into perspective, PGA Network on XM radio reported Barry Bonds' record breaking 700-something baseball was auctioned for $775,000.

    So what would you want?
     
  2. StormJr

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    Week long tickets for life. And the opportunity to play the course once.
     
  3. RynoAid

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    I would want them to let me hold a TCCT Tournament there for me and all my TW buddies.. with caddies and the whole shebang...
     
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  4. Keller

    Keller The enemy of my enemy is my friend.

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    May sound lame but - pay off my student loans, lol.
     
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  5. Danthraxxx

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    I would give it to the nastiest stripper I could find for a few min :eek:

    ............ then I would give it Louie , that is that mans glory not mine
     
  6. MoonBBad

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    THIS
     
  7. Vlad

    Vlad Inaugural Masters Champion

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    The monetary value in your example is way off:
    1.They are comparing it with the ball used to break the most iconic record in all sports,the only ball that may be put in the same sentence imo,will be if Tiger ever breaks Jack's major record
    2.Double eagles although rare,happens at least once every couple of years
    3.Baseball memorabilia >>>> golf memorabilia
    4.Louie didn't even win the tournament

    Without being an expert I'd think in auction you'll be hard to get more then 5-10K.

    I have no idea what is it worth for Augusta,but you might be able to get couple of tickets and (a big) maybe a round there
     
  8. Shaun Mason

    Shaun Mason Somebody you used to know.

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    Agreed
     
  9. Redef

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    Only the 4th double eagle at that course, of all time, since the 30's.....I think you are underestimating the value of that ball towards its intended audience.....the committee at Augusta. I don't think it would be unreasonable to give someone tickets for the next 5-10 years for the ball plus an opportunity to play there once or twice.
     
  10. Vlad

    Vlad Inaugural Masters Champion

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    I was talking mainly for the monetary value he put in as an example.

    How many tickets he'll get I have no idea to be honest
     
  11. thegman2.0

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    i would want lifetime masters tickets
     
  12. Redef

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    Nah, who would want to cash golf ball in for cash, it wouldn't be worth much I agree. Tickets would be legit!
     

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