McIlroy's British Open winning ball up for auction

by Jul 28, 5:56 PM

The Nike RZN golf ball that Rory McIlroy used to win the 2014 British Open - and subsequently flung into the crowd - is available to be purchased by one lucky bidder. 

Lee Horner of Leeds, England, was the man who caught the ball and opened up a negotiation to put it up for auction. A Nike Golf spokesperson confirmed the authenticity of the ball, which bears the monogram "RORS" on the side. 

If owning this piece of golf history is your kind of thing, you can make a play for it at Green Jacket Auctions. Bidding is already nearing $4,000. The auction closes Aug 9. 

Jul 29, 8:39 PM

McIlroy's British Open winning ball reaches $6,000 at auction

by Jul 29, 8:39 PM

Rory McIlroy pitched his ball into the air upon winning his first British Open title and third major of his young career. Of course, this is 2014, and so the Nike RZN ball was put up for auction, and 21 bids have been made.

The ball is up to $6,114 as of Tuesday evening, with 10 days remaining to make a bid. The starting bid was $1,000. You can track the piece of McIlroy golf history here.

Feature photo courtesy of Ian Rutherford / USA TODAY Sports