Golf Collectibles & Memorabilia August 2018 Auction
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Ford played on four Ryder Cup teams: 1955, 1957, 1959, and 1961. This ring is 14K Gold and size 10.5 with original box and includes letter presenting The Ring from Ryder Cup  Office. Doug Ford turned professional in 1949 and won for the first time in 1952 at the Jacksonville Open. The win in Jacksonville was an unusual one. At the end of regulation play, Ford and Sam Snead were tied for the lead. An 18-hole playoff was scheduled for the next day but rather than play, Snead forfeited. The forfeit stemmed from a ruling Snead received during the tournament's second round of play. On the 10th hole, Snead's drive landed behind an out-of-bounds stake. While Chick Harbert, who was playing with Snead, thought the ball was out-of-bounds, a rules official ruled differently due to the starter not telling players the stakes had been moved since the previous day's play had ended. Afterwards, Snead explained why he forfeited even though Ford suggested they play sudden-death for the title. "I want to be fair about it. I don't want anyone to think I took advantage of the ruling. Ford's first major was the 1955 PGA Championship. The tournament was still match play at that time, and Ford defeated Cary Middlecoff (4&3) in the final. Ford was that season's PGA Player of the Year. In 1957, he holed out from a plugged lie in the bunker, on the final hole, to come from behind and beat Sam Snead by three strokes at The Masters. He is the oldest surviving winner of the Masters. The last of his 19 PGA Tour wins came in 1963. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1974, and received the PGA Tour Lifetime Achievement Award in 1998.

RYDER CUP RING- 1955, 1957, 1959, 1961- PRESENTED TO DOUG FORD WITH LETTER OF PROVENANCE RYDER CUP RING- 1955, 1957, 1959, 1961- PRESENTED TO DOUG FORD WITH LETTER OF PROVENANCE RYDER CUP RING- 1955, 1957, 1959, 1961- PRESENTED TO DOUG FORD WITH LETTER OF PROVENANCE RYDER CUP RING- 1955, 1957, 1959, 1961- PRESENTED TO DOUG FORD WITH LETTER OF PROVENANCE
RYDER CUP RING- 1955, 1957, 1959, 1961- PRESENTED TO DOUG FORD WITH LETTER OF PROVENANCE RYDER CUP RING- 1955, 1957, 1959, 1961- PRESENTED TO DOUG FORD WITH LETTER OF PROVENANCE RYDER CUP RING- 1955, 1957, 1959, 1961- PRESENTED TO DOUG FORD WITH LETTER OF PROVENANCE
RYDER CUP RING- 1955, 1957, 1959, 1961- PRESENTED TO DOUG FORD WITH LETTER OF PROVENANCE
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Auction closed on Thursday, August 30, 2018.
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