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    1926 Walter Hagen PGA Championship Gold Medal.

    UPDATE: Solid gold construction tests at twenty-one karats (21k).

    The ninth playing of the PGA Championship was headquartered at Long Island's Salisbury Golf Club, just a few miles from the towns that served as the fictional inspiration for West Egg and East Egg in F. Scott Fitzgerald's masterpiece, "The Great Gatsby," published just a year earlier. It was a fitting battleground for the ultimate victor, a man nearly as emblematic of the debaucherous Roaring Twenties as Babe Ruth himself. Walter Hagen was unquestionably golf's foremost celebrity playboy, and this match play battle for supremacy found him firmly in his prime.

    Hagen would defeat two fellow future Hall of Famers in the semifinals and finals, Johnny Farrell and Leo Diegel, clinching the Championship four-and-three to secure the third link in an unbroken chain of four victories in the tournament between 1924 and 1927. Hagen remains to this day the only golfer to win more than two PGA Championships in a row. It would prove to be the eighth of eleven career major championships.

    This is the medal awarded to Hagen for that peerless feat. Obverse reports "Professional Golfers Association of America" with Walter Hagen's name and "1926" engraved below beside an inset real diamond. The back features a woodland scene with two victory figures and a "Henning Ryden" maker's mark. Diameter two inches (2"), weight 122 grams. Pristine condition.


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    May, 2017
    11th-13th Thursday-Saturday
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