1925 Walter Hagen PGA Championship Gold Medal....
This 1925 PGA gold winners medal was left as collateral for a liquor bill in Palm Springs, California and was never reclaimed (a letter describing the circumstances from Fred Coops & Co./Collector Gallery accompanies this lot.) The tournament was played at Olympia Field Country Club. In the first round defending champion Walter Hagen dispatched low qualifier Al Watrous in a playoff on hole number thirty-nine. In the next match Hagen easily beat Mike Brady 7 & 6. The quarter final had Haig rallying to beat Leo Diegel on the fourth overtime hole. Hagen easily beat Harry Cooper 3 & 1 in the semifinal and in the final round The Haig beat Wild Bill Melhorn 6 & 5 on the thirty-first hole.
The medal is engraved "Professional Golfers Association of America" with Walter Hagen's name and 1925 date with set diamond on the front. The back has engraving depicting a mythical man swinging a golf club with another figure carrying a flag. Medal measure 2" in diameter and weighs 125 grams.
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