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    1942 Sam Snead PGA Championship Tournament Used Golf Bag. Rated the third greatest golfer (behind Nicklaus and Hogan) by Golf Digest in 2000, Snead is best remembered today for his "Perfect Swing," which generated thousands of imitators over his many decades of service to the game. Though his record eighty-two PGA Tour victories span the period between 1936 and 1965, his first and therefore arguably his most important Major victory came in 1942 at the PGA Championship at Seaview Country Club in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Snead mentions this event in the handwritten letter of provenance that accompanies the offered bag:


    Hello! Cricket:

    The bag your Dad will give you I used during my early Spring of 1942 and during my stay in the Navy and a while after. I finally got a new Bag after they/Wilson resumed making golf equipment. I won the 1942 P.G.A. using the bag and several other P.G.A. Tournaments before I changed.

    I hope you are well. My best to the John Deer's.

    Cheers, Sam.

    The original mailing envelope and a second letter of provenance from Cricket Gentry are included as well. The leather and canvas bag shows heavy use with some fraying of the shoulder strap but nothing else that could rightfully be considered damage. Our catalog imagery should accurately illustrate that the strength of display is still considerable. Snead's name is screened in black script on the rear of the bag, along with the "Wilson Sporting Goods Co." manufacturer's markings. A plastic identification tag clipped to the back of the bag reads, "Claude Harmon, Member of P.G.A., Winged Foot Golf Club, Mamaroneck, N.Y., SAM SNEAD, Rack No. 449." With supreme historic relevance and ironclad provenance to match, this bag rates among the most important and desirable to reach the auction block in recent memory. Letter of provenance from Sam Snead.

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