Two autographed pieces of tournament used Tiger Woods memorabilia topped bidding at Golden Age Golf Auctions late Saturday night.
His autographed red “Sunday shirt” from his first Masters Tournament appearance following his famous 2009 car accident sold for $139,348.
Woods signed and inscribed the shirt, “2010 Masters Final Round,” and it went to Upper Deck, which kept Woods on board on an endorsement deal despite the sordid details of his off course life that emerged after the accident.
The shirt carried authentication from Upper Deck. SC Daily has learned that the winning bidder had privately acquired photo proof of Woods wearing the shirt through Resolution Photomatching.
Golden Age called it “one of the finest pieces of modern golf memorabilia to ever reach the auction block.”
Few tournament worn Woods items have reached the market and those from important career moments are especially scarce. Golden Age says it’s believed to be the only one of Woods’ final round red shirt from the Masters in private hands.
A signed, inscribed Woods glove from his historic victory at the 2000 US Open at Pebble Beach and given to caddy Steve Williams, netted $96,198 in the auction.
Woods was the only player to break par on the notoriously tough Pebble Beach course, cruising to a stunning, 15-stroke victory that’s on a short list of the most dominant performances of his career. After the final round, Woods signed and inscribed the glove with the date– 6/18/00.
JSA determined both the signature and date were indeed written by Woods. It’s believed to be the first time a signed, dated item from one of Woods’ 15 major championships has come to market.
A putter used by Phil Mickelson during his 21st PGA Tour victory at the 2002 Canon Greater Hartford Open sold for $44,401. The auction listing came with a video of Mickelson offering details about the making of the club and confirming it was one he’d used and given to a friend.
The auction also included some rare Type I photos from the earliest days of Augusta National Golf Club. An 8×10 wirephoto—with the original caption still attached—from the first tournament in 1934, sold for $82,246. The photo shows Walter Hagen teeing off on Augusta’s 8th hole during Saturday’s 3rd Round.
Another wirephoto with caption also drew a strong price. The 1931 image taken during the construction of Augusta National and showing both founder Bobby Jones and engineer Wendell Miller sold for $24,724.