Rory McIlroy's Open Championship ball up for auction at Green Jacket



2015-06-26 13:49:40

Rory McIlroy's Open Championship ball up for auction at Green Jacket

The ball Rory McIlroy played in the last round of his Open Championship victory is at $5,000

The ball Rory McIlroy used in the final round of his Open Championshipvictory is selling at Green Jacket Auctions, with bidding at $5,053.

The company put out an appeal for the ball on Twitter afterhe launched it in the direction of the crowd, offering the finder $10,000.

McIlroy ball auction McIlroy threw the ball into the crowd after winning the Open Championship

It was caught by Lee Horner, who told ESPN: "When Rory threw the ball, it hit me in the hand and then fell down. There was a kerfuffle, but I managed to get it and hold it in the air and the crowd went crazy."

Ryan Carey, co-founder of the auction house told the sports news site: "We're not aware of any ball from a major championship that has ever been offered to the public before.

"No one collects tournament-used golf balls because it's a category that doesn't really exist."

Bidding ends on August 9.

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