Tiger Woods’ old golf putter sells for staggering $29,000 on eBay
Tiger Woods has lost a lot of ground over the past couple years in terms of career wins, going winless for two years as well as suffering from injuries and personal issues. However, his popularity still remains if this recent eBay auction is anything to go by.
Woods placed one of his old golf putters up for sale last week – a Scotty Cameron model which would normally go for around £150 brand new. It sold for $29,000 - or £19,000. (Plus £50 for international insured postage).
However, this was no ordinary putter and golf fanatics are sure to appreciate what a great piece of history was on offer here. The putter was owned by Woods during the height of his glory years from 2001 and was made especially for Woods by Cameron himself, the world’s most renowned putter-maker.
It comes with a signed headcover, framed picture and a certificate of authenticity. And best of all? It comes from the start of the 2001 season in which Woods won the Masters to complete the ‘Tiger Slam’. To this day he remains the only golfer ever to hold all four major championships simultaneously.
And yet the putter was never actually used by Tiger in competition. It was only ever a backup for his bag. Of course that hadn’t deterred whoever bought it and its value has clearly soared over the years.
The likes of McIlroy, Day and Spieth might have pushed Tiger out of frame in recent times, but it will be a long time before any of these players has an unused golf club sell for such a premium, if they ever manage it at all.
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