Hogan's irons from 1953 season on auction block


Over the next two weeks, golf fans and collectors alike have the opportunity to bid on a piece of equipment history.

Ben Hogan won the Masters, U.S. Open and British Open during his fabled 1953 season, a campaign that came just four years after his near-fatal car accident. The MacGregor irons Hogan used that year are currently being auctioned at GreenJacketAuctions.com.

The listing notes that there are three different sets of MacGregor irons that Hogan once used - one resides in the USGA museum, and another is housed at Merion Golf Club, where Hogan won the U.S. Open in 1950. The third set belongs to former PGA Tour player Jimmy Powell, who has opted to place them on the auction block.

"This isn't just any Ben Hogan iron set that he may have used once or twice," the listing reads. "These are Hogan's actual 'working' set from 1953, when he not only won three majors, but was fine-tuning his idea for the perfect golf club."

The bidding opened at $5,000 on March 26, and has since risen to $7,320 - although the listing indicates that the reserve has not yet been met. The auction is scheduled to close at 8 p.m. ET on April 12.