Would pay over $89,000 for this golf bag?
That is the price that this realized at auction.1997 Tiger Woods Masters Tournament Used Golf Bag
. Arguably the single most dominant athlete in his chosen field active today, Tiger Woods has joined top icons like Michael Jordan and Muhammad Ali among the most recognizable figures in the sporting world. A darling of Madison Avenue, also very much like his basketball and boxing counterparts, Tiger has become a franchise unto himself, a top-selling brand name for everything from sporting goods to automobiles to financial planning. But in one quite notable way does the superstar golfer differentiate himself from these other titans of the industry--almost nothing from his brilliant career has ever emerged upon the collectibles market. Famously stingy even with his autograph, the chasm between demand and supply is probably the widest in the hobby, so that even the most dedicated and well-funded collectors are left with little to satisfy them. With this remarkable offering, Heritage provides the most sumptuous feast imaginable to follow those years of famine, a piece that ranks near the height of what collectors could even dare to dream. Presented upon a platform of absolutely iron-clad provenance is the golf bag utilized by Tiger Woods during his historic 1997 Masters victory.
It was almost exactly fifty years to the day after the debut of Jackie Robinson in a Major League Baseball uniform that a twenty-one year old Woods simply annihilated the field at Augusta with a twelve-shot margin of victory, the largest in the history of the tournament. With good reason, this entry into the brotherhood of the fabled Green Jacket served as notice to the golfing world that the axis had been shifted. Upon a course unavailable to golfers of color until just six years earlier, Tiger Woods had made one of the game's greatest statements. #tigerwoods #golffcollectibles #golfmemorabilia