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Tiger Woods’ ‘Tiger Slam’ clubs sell for record price at auction

Though he will be licking his wounds after a disappointing showing at the Masters, the hefty priced that his old clubs fetched should put a smile on his face.

Paul Rudder
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Tiger Woods’ ‘Tiger Slam’ clubs sell for record price at auction
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Having turned in the worst performance of his career, as he finished in 47th place at 13 over in the 2022 Masters, one could imagine that Woods wouldn’t be happy to think about his clubs right now, but an older set of his clubs just sold for a massive price at auction.

Tiger Woods’ “Tiger Slam” clubs sell for record price

It was back during the 2000 - 2001 season, when Tiger Woods - using the clubs in question - became the first golfer in history to hold all four majors at the same time. That is to say that during that stretch and with said clubs, Woods captured the U.S. Open, British Open and PGA Championship (2000) and then followed it up by winning the Masters (2001). As for the clubs themselves, according to a report, they sold for a staggering 5,156,152 at Golden Age Auctions. Originally bought by Todd Brock back in 2010 at auction with for a bid of $57,242, the size of the profit on the sale can’t be overstated.

The set of clubs include nine Titleist 681-T irons, 2-iron through pitching wedge and two Vokey wedges. Incidentally, both of the wedges have “TIGER” inscribed on them and the eight-iron has a wear pattern in the middle of the club’s face.

The details of the “Tiger Slam” clubs sale

Of course when dealing with such unique pieces and more over such high prices, authenticity is everything. To that end, the “Tiger Slam” irons come with an affidavit as well as polygraph test results from former Titleiest vice president Steve Mata, which were performed back in 2010. “We can say with 100 percent confidence that these clubs were used by Tiger Woods during his legendary 2000-01 seasons,” the Golden Age Auctions owner said.

In case you were wondering, the clubs sold for more money than any piece of golf memorabilia in the game’s history. Prior to the sale, the most expensive piece of golf memorabilia was the green jacket worn by Horton Smith after he won the inaugural Masters at Augusta back in 1934. The Jacket sold for $682,000 back in 2013.

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