Rory McIlroy's British Open Winning Ball Sold for 3 Lakh at Auction

Rory McIlroy won the British Open and followed up by clinching the US PGA, his fourth Major crown.

updated: August 12, 2014 18:05 IST
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Rory McIlroy celebrates with is father, Gerry, after winning the PGA Championship golf tournament at Valhalla Golf Club.

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Buying pieces of sport equipment can make great business sense if there is some celebrity value attached to it. For example, the ball with which Rory McIlroy won his third Major at Royal Liverpool has become a "dream piece" for the kind of value it received during a recent auction.

The ball which McIlroy fired into the crowd following his British Open championship win at Hoylake has made an astonishing 39000 Euro (Approximately 3 lakh Indian Rupees) at an auction.

A golf memorabilia collector purchased the ball on Sunday three weeks after it appeared on Green Jacket Auctions.

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