1997 Ryder Cup trophy sells for $34,375
The 1997 Ryder Cup was special because Seve Ballesteros captained the Europeans in his home country. A memento commemorating the event just sold for a lot of money.
The 1997 Ryder Cup was the first ever contested in Continental Europe -- it took place at Valderrama Golf Club in Sotogrande, Spain and Europe won 14.5 to 13.5.
It was tightly contested, however, and memorable because Seve Ballesteros got to captain Team Europe in his home country.
Recently, a Ryder Cup trophy made for Jamie Ortiz-Patino who was the course designer at Valderrama sold for $34,375.
According to the auction "this trophy, custom-made for Ortiz-Patino to commemorate the tournament at Valderrama in 1997, is inscribed at its base, ''Ryder Cup 1997 / Valderrama."
Here's a look:
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