You can buy Rory McIlroy's British Open-winning ball

Rory McIlroy lets his ball fly at the British Open. (Getty Images)
Rory McIlroy lets his ball fly at the British Open. (Getty Images)

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The second Rory McIlroy let go of the ball that won him the 2014 British Open you knew somebody was going to get lucky.

Maybe you didn't know how lucky.

The fellow who caught Rory's ball is auctioning it off for a lot of money. At the time of this post the bid on Green Jacket Auctions was just shy of $4,000 with a few weeks of bidding left to do.

Here's a look at the ball:

The man's name, as Jonathan Wall pointed out, is Lee Horner and he's from Leed, England.

Nike has confirmed its authenticity and that's a hell of a piece of memorabilia.

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Kyle Porter began his sports writing career with CBS Sports in 2012. He covers golf, writes poetry about Rory McIlroy's swing, stays ready on Tiger watch and loves the Masters more than anyone you know.... Full Bio

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