Tiger Woods made a miraculous return to professional golf when he entered the 2022 Masters after his devastating car accident over a year ago. Woods stayed competitive through the first two days, making the cut and defying many expectations. Tiger’s competitive spirit showed throughout his first three rounds.
Woods is perhaps golf’s greatest legend. Various downfalls and comebacks have peppered his career. Tiger’s return to the masters is the greatest example of him overcoming the odds.
It comes as no surprise that Tiger Woods memorabilia is a hot ticket. The set of irons Tiger used to win a Grand Slam (four majors in one year) was sold to collector Todd Brock in 2010 for $57,242. That turned out to be a great investment, as the Tiger Slam clubs sold for $5,156,162 at Golden Age Auctions. Brock told ESPN it was time for the famed clubs to find a new home.
“I’ve had them for 12 years now, and I haven’t told anybody that I owned them. They were in a really nice frame in my office and I’m not an investor in memorabilia, so nobody was seeing the irons. I’ve had the opportunity to see these for 12 years and it’s like a Rembrandt, where somebody takes it to their castle and it’s never seen again. I felt blessed that I got to hang out with them and look at them, but it’s time for somebody else to do something bigger and better with them.”
Tiger Woods memorabilia has been on the rise in value lately. A 2021 auction saw his backup putter sell for $393,000. The grand slam iron set shattered the previous record for memorabilia sales in golf. Horton Smith’s green jacket from the Masters sold in 2013 for $682,000.
Tiger might not win the Masters this year, but his comeback has been inspirational to sports fans around the globe. Woods hung in there and even logged an under-par first round. Tiger will complete his Masters competition later today.
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