This Open champion's huge equipment auction is a Cool Golf Thing

Clubs for a cause from a two-time winner.
Greg Norman, pictured here en route to victory at the 1993 Open Championship at Royal St. George's, is auctioning off hundreds of clubs from his personal collection in order to benefit The First Tee.

When looking at Greg Norman's career on the golf course, many pundits and rank-and-file fans alike concentrate on the times he came up short, with the 1996 Masters at the forefront of people's memories.

Fair enough, but that focus tends to detract from the fact that Norman did walk through the door to major championship immortality twice, at the 1986 and 1993 Open Championships. The latter was a win at 2021 host Royal St. George's, when Norman blew past Nick Faldo, the #1 player in the world at the time, to win. A very different situation than the one that transpired at Augusta three springs later.

With all due respect to Ben Curtis and Darren Clarke, Norman is the last premium-name player to win a claret jug at Sandwich. So this week seems a perfect time to clean out his club closets for a good cause. The Shark has put more than 200 items up for bid at through the weekend, including drivers and putters he used in competition at different points in his career. With the sheer number of items available, chances of a steal of a price on at least one or two are high. All the proceeds will go to The First Tee.

For more information and to peruse and bid on some of the items Norman has made available, click here.

March 22, 2019
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Tim Gavrich is a Senior Writer for GolfPass. Follow him on Twitter @TimGavrich and on Instagram @TimGavrich.
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