The irons used by Tiger Woods during the iconic “Tiger Slam” were sold Saturday evening and the clubs fetched a staggering $5,150,000!
Yes, north of five million — a record for any sort of golf memorabilia. But this wasn’t your average, run-of-the-mill memorabilia. The authenticity of the irons was backed by solid provenance and pictures that showed them in Tiger’s hands during the time when he won four straight major, starting with the 2000 U.S. Open and ending with the 2001 Masters.
Previous high number for golf memorabilia was $682,000 for Horton Smith’s Masters Green Jacket.
Houston investor Todd Brock bought the irons in 2010 for $57,242 — he made north of $5 million on the sale.
The irons were Titleist 681-T model and two Vokey wedges used by Woods during that time span.
Ben Hogan’s 1953 irons fetched $246,865. A period golf ball signed by Bobby Jones sold for $104,694. Sam Snead’s Masters Gold Medal from 1952 went for $190,373.
Some Numbers From The 86th Masters:
Scottie Scheffler totaled 21 birdies for his four rounds on his way to the Green Jacket. Cameron Smith had 22.
Scheffler was the only player in the field to break par all four rounds.
Scheffler was the fifth player ranked No. 1 to win at Augusta National. Tiger Woods did it twice – 2000 and 2001.
Third round scoring average: 74.29; Fourth round scoring average: 73.95.
There were only two birdies on the 12th hole Sunday. Scoring average on the iconic par three was 3.34. Who says a par three has to be long?
Scottie Scheffler was the first winner to four-putt the 72nd hole.
How The World’s Top 10 Fared At The Masters:
Here’s how the best in the world performed at Augusta National:
No. 1 Scottie Scheffler: Won.
No. 2 Jon Rahm: T27 (4 over).
No. 3 Collin Morikawa: Fifth (4 under).
No. 4 Viktor Hovland: T27 (4 over).
No. 5 Patrick Cantlay: T38 (7 over).
No. 6 Cam Smith: T3 (5 under).
No. 7 Justin Thomas: T8 (1 under).
No. 8 Dustin Johnson: T12 (1 over).
No. 9 Rory McIlroy: Second (7-under).
No. 10 Xander Schauffele: Missed the cut.