Lot # 2: 1999 Ryder Cup Trophy from The Country Club at Brookline

Category: Ryder Cup

Starting Bid: $5,000.00

Bids: 18 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "2016 Winter Auction",
which ran from 11/22/2016 3:00 PM to
12/10/2016 8:00 PM

Fresh off the excitement of this year’s truly mesmerizing Ryder Cup, we are quite pleased to offer a historic collection of memorabilia from the 1999 Ryder Cup. The ’99 Ryder Cup at Brookline will go down, to Americans at least, as perhaps the most dramatic and famous Ryder Cup in history. Facing what seemed like insurmountable odds, Captain Ben Crenshaw led the US squad to an epic comeback that will forever be etched into Ryder Cup lore. We are currently offering the finest collection of 1999 Ryder Cup memorabilia to ever to reach the auction block. This memorabilia comes from a past President of the PGA who was a key figure at the 1999 Ryder Cup.

1999 Ryder Cup Trophy from The Country Club at Brookline

Everyone has their collecting goals, and there’s nothing quite like the search for that elusive item to fill a void in your collection. To be honest, Bob and I are the same way when it comes to finding great items for our auctions. One such piece that we’ve always wanted to offer was a Ryder Cup trophy from, in our opinion, the greatest Ryder Cup of them all – the 1999 Ryder Cup.

We knew that only 20 Ryder Cups trophies were produced in 1999, so the task wouldn’t be easy. We were pretty sure that Tiger wasn’t going to give us his. And, well, that could be said about just about everyone. But 4 years ago, we had a breakthrough. A past PGA President who was part of the 1999 Ryder Cup Official Party replied to our inquiry with a “maybe one day.” Well, around here maybe means “eventually yes,” so we just kept at it. And here it is! We finalized the deal for this Ryder Cup trophy and the other 1999 Ryder Cup items just 4 days before our auction launched. And we couldn’t be more thrilled…

Offered here is an official 1999 Ryder Cup trophy from the Country Club at Brookline. We believe that 20 trophies were produced for the 1999 Ryder Cup, and this is the first one to reach the auction block. If we had to guess, it will be many years before we see another. The trophy stands 12” tall and measures 6” from handle to handle. The band is engraved with facsimile signatures of the entire 1999 American Team. Note: We photoshopped out the name of this trophy’s recipient from the photos in order to assist in keeping his name out of the public eye.  

Letter of Provenance from a Past President of the PGA who was part of the 1999 Ryder Cup "Official Party"