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AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) -- A green jacket owned by the golfer who won the inaugural Masters Tournament in Augusta in 1934 has sold at auction for nearly $700,000.
The jacket was given to Horton Smith, who won the tournament again in 1936.
The jacket sold at an auction Sunday for $682,229.45.
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The jacket was sold by Green Jacket Auctions of Denville, N.J. The winning bidder was not identified.
Smith's jacket, a 43 long, was presumed to be lost, but last month the auction house was contacted by one of Smith's relatives. The green jacket had been hanging in a closet for decades.
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