May 09, 2018
By Jonathan Wall, PGATOUR.COM
- Jhonattan Vegas will have a valuable coin in his pocket this week at THE PLAYERS. (Jonathan Wall/PGA TOUR)
Jhonattan Vegas will want to keep a close eye on his ball marker at TPC Sawgrass. Like most players in THE PLAYERS Championship field, the three-time PGA TOUR winner will use a coin to mark his ball this week. Only Vegas' coin is worth a lot more than your standard quarter.
To celebrate the release of Rosland Capital's second series PGA TOUR coin collection, Vegas will use a 1.5-oz gold specimen coin minted by Swiss-based PAMP SA as his marker throughout the tournament. The coin commemorates THE PLAYERS Championship and features the iconic island 17th green on the side.
Vegas' ball marker is quite possibly the most expensive in TOUR history and is valued at more than $2,000 — a price tag that could score a brand new set of golf clubs or a foursome on the Players Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass.
“This has to be the most valuable ball marker I have played with in my career," Vegas said. "I am hoping the special gold minted PLAYERS coin will provide me good luck as I compete this week.”
The coins are legal tender and bear a portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse. They are currently available in .25-oz gold, 1.5 oz gold, and 1.5 oz silver, in very limited quantities, in addition to a kilo gold coin, of which only five will ever be minted.
In addition to the coin Vegas plans to use this week, Rosland Capital will give fans attending the tournament — Wednesday through Sunday — the chance to win a 1.5-oz silver specimen coin. To sign up for the contest, visit the PGA TOUR Fan Shop at Nicklaus Entry.
Fans who sign up will also be entered to win the grand prize on Sunday of a .25-oz gold PLAYERS Championship coin ($330 value). Vegas will also be giving away four coins to his followers on Twitter and Instagram.