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Artifacts stolen from USGA Museum

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The United Station Golf Association Museum in Bernard Twp., N.J. was broken into last night.

Two artifacts including the U.S. Amateur Trophy, which was created in 1926 and retired in 1992, and a replica of Ben Hogan's 1953 Hickock Belt award, which the USGA acquired from the Hogan estate in 1998 and has displayed in the Museum since 1999 were stolen.

The USGA issued a statement on the incident, saying:  "This is a deplorable incident, but we are thankful for the safety of our staff. These historical artifacts are an important part of our collection and their loss is a great disappointment. We are working closely with the Bernards Township Police Department to aid in their recovery."

No other details were immediately available.  Police were on the scene on Wednesday morning and they continue to investigate.

The USGA Museum is located at 77 Liberty Corner Road in Bernards Township, N.J., near the intersection of I-78 and I-287.

The Museum is approximately 45 minutes from New York City.

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