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Players Pins

Players Pins are very difficult to find.  They are given only to the players who played in the tournament. I own several Players Pins and I try to focus on Nicklaus' Major victories.  Players pin from Non-major tournaments are usually only worth $20-30.  Major players pin range from $200 to 2000 depending on the age and Major and who won the tournament.  Masters Players pin seems to be the rarest and most expensive as there are usually less then 100 participants each year.   The PGA British and the US Open usually have around 150 participants each year.


I recently purchased several Masters Players pins so I decided to take a group photo of them all.  I have them back at early as 1953 up to a 2019 Players pin.  I am trying to get every Nicklaus Major Players pin.  I have 11 of the 20.  Yes I said 20 as he won 2 US Amateurs  I was able to add a 1997 Masters Pin recently.


Maybe the most important masters of all time??  Nicklaus' last major.  This was Golf Hofer David Graham's 1986 Masters Players Pin


1997 Masters Players Pin Tiger's first Major  This was Mark Calcavecchia's Pin.


This is Peter Lonard's 2005 Masters Pin and it was Jack Nicklaus' final Masters and Tiger Woods won his 4th Masters


This is a 2019 Masters Players Pin and another Tiger Woods victory.  


1965 British Open Players Pin  The final British Open win for Mr. Peter Thomson at Royal Birkdale


2005 British Open Pin  This pin was Tony Jacklins' pin.  It was Played at St. Andrews and it was Jack Nicklaus last tournament and Tiger Woods was the Winner.


This is Peter Lonard's 2006 Open Championship pin  This Championship was won by Tiger Woods at Royal Liverpool


Several Open Championship Players pins  1937, 1965, 1986, 1990, 1992, and 2005.


A good friend helped me find this pin in the UK.  Thanks Steve!  This is Neil Coles' 1970 Open Championship players pin.  Neil wore this pin as he shot a St. Andrews course record of 65 in the 1st round.   Doug Sanders missed a short putt to win and the next day Jack Nicklaus would win in a playoff.


1959 US Amateur Players Pin  This was Jack Nicklaus' first Major


This is a rare 1961 US Amateur Pin which was played at Pebble Beach.    Jack Nicklaus won this event for his 2nd US Amateur. 


This is a very rare 1962 US Open players pin.  It was Mike Souchak's pin.  This was a very historic tournament as it was a playoff between hometown hero Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus.  Jack Nicklaus beat Arnold Palmer to claim his first PGA Victory and his first professional major.  FYI Mike Souchak finished tied for 16th place  Very Respectful


This is a 1967 US Open Players pin.  Bob Mitchell wore this pin during the event.  The US Open was played at famed Baltusrol Golf club and Jack Nicklaus won this event.


This was David Graham's 1972 US open Players pin.  This US open was played at Pebble Beach and won by Jack Nicklaus


1941 US Open Player Pin and focused on Nicklaus Majors I have a 1962 1967 and 1972 US Opens pins and 1953 1959 and 1961 US Amateur Pins  All of those where Nicklaus victories except for 1941 and 1953.


I was finally able to buy a 2000 US Open players pin!  This was Ken Venturi's pin.  He did not play in the 2000 US Open but he was there for the very first US OPEN Champions dinner.  I'm very happy to have this clip or pin.


Several PGA players pins or Clips!!   I have every one of Nicklaus' PGA Victories!


This is a player's clip from the 1963 PGA Championship and it was won by Jack Nicklaus


1979 PGA Money Clip  Won by David Graham


This was a very hard clip to get.  I have only seen them sold twice.  This is a 1999 PGA players clip from Medinah and Tiger won his first PGA Championship.  This was Mark Calcavecchia's clip


1989 PGA Clip  WInner was Payne Stewart


2004 PGA Clip  Vijay Singh was the winner


1991 PGA Players Clip this PGA was won by a huge longshot!  John Daly!


This is an incredible collection of Open Championship players pins starting from 1963.  Wow!  I do not own this collection but a fellow collector allowed me to share his collection.


These are very rare These are Masters Honorary Invitee pins.   They are only given to Major Champions who return to the masters for various reasons.  These were Ian Baker-Finch's pins from 2011 and 2017



A 1960 Open Championship qualifying round players badge.


A November 2020 Masters players pin!!


This was Sam Snead's Masters Players pin from the 1987 Masters


4 Rare Players pin from the Masters and Nicklaus victories.  1963 Mr. Nicklaus  1st Masters victory (Charles Coody's Pin)  1966 (Coody's Pin)  1975 (Coody's Pin)  1972 (Greene's Pin)


These are Players Pin for Jack Nicklaus' Majors.  I am only missing 3 of them 1963 Masters 1965 Masters and 1978 British Open.  They are very hard to find and are quite expensive.  I have 17 of his 20 majors


A VERY RARE 1937 British Open Players Pin.  Which was won by Sir Henry Cotton


This is a vary rare 1938 Open Championship contestant's badge.  The 1938 Open was marred by terrible weather.  It's incredible that this heavy paper ticket it still intact. It was recently found in Australia and I was very lucky to have bought it.


I was really happy when I was able to buy the 1966 Open Championship Pin.  Jack Nicklaus was able to win his first Open Championship at Muirfield in 1966.


The 1990 Open Championship was played at St Andrews and was won by Sir Nick Faldo


1992 British Open Pin which was played at Murfield and won by Nick Faldo


A rare 1977 Open Championship Players pin from the Duel in the Sun!  At Turnberry  Nicklaus vs Watson


This was 1967 Open Championship winner Roberto De Vicenzo's 2000 Open Players Pin  Tiger Woods victory at St. Andrews


This 1997 Open Championship Players pin was worn by Mark Calcavecchia's at Royal Troon and Justin Leonard won.


Several Open Players Pin Including 1937 1965 1968 1977 etc


1953 US Amateur players pin won by Gene Littler


Non Major Player's pin for the 1952 Western Open Won by Lloyd Mangrum


1936 PGA Championship which was won by Denny Shute and this was the first major played at the famed Pinehurst


1939 PGA Championship Players pin Henry Picard won this tournament and it was played at Pomonok Country Club NY which was closed in 1949


1942 PGA Championship Players pin   Sam Snead won this tournament and it was played at Seaview Country Club NJ  


A rare 1946 PGA Championship players pin.  This was Ben Hogans first major!!


1944 PGA Championship players pin  Bob Hamilton was the winner.


 2000 PGA Player's clip  This was Tiger Wood's 2nd PGA Champions victory and it was the last PGA Jack Nicklaus would play in on the course he designed.


A 2006 PGA Clip that was used by Peter Lonard.  This is Tiger Woods 3rd PGA Championship victory


2007 PGA Player's clip it was played at Southern Hills and Tiger Woods won


1975 PGA Championship Players or Contestant Clip  another Nicklaus Major win


This Clip is from the 1975 PGA Championship and it was won by Jack Nicklaus.  This was not a contestant's clip but an official's clip.


This is a 1982 PGA Champions players clip.  Ray Floyd  won his 2nd PGA championship.


This is a 1995 PGA Championship Players clip  This tournament was played at famed Riviera Country Club.  Steve Elkington won.  This year was the only year I have seen where they added the players names to the clips.


This is a 2000 US Open Player's wife pin (Bonnie Jones wife of Steve Jones)  It's the exact same pin as the Players pin except it says Player's wife


A contestant Pass for the 1933 British Amateur   Held at Royal Liverpool


A 1933 LA Open Players Pin  This tournament was won by Craig Wood


I love this players clip but I really love the story behind it.  I was able to purchase this clip from Mike Fetchick's estate.  The Western Open was considered a Major back in the day.  Well Mike Fetchick won the 1956 Western Open and it was a big upset.  This is a statement about this victory from Wiki. " He won the 1956 Western Open at The Presidio in San Francisco, California in an 18-hole playoff over Doug Ford, Jay Hebert and Don January. In the 1950s, the Western Open was considered by some to be one of major championships in men's professional golf along with The Masters, U.S. Open and the PGA Championship. It's generally conceded by golf historians that Fetchick's victory over the sports top stars resulted in a demotion for the Western Open below the other majors."    This clip has some history!


This was Mike Fetchick's 1980 Senior PGA championship players clip.  Arnold Palmer won this event for his first Senior major!!  


This is a 1984 Senior PGA players clip which was won by Arnold Palmer