'Tiger Slam' Irons on Sale on eBay
Just in case you have nothing else to do with $250,000, the Titleist irons that Tiger Woods used from 2000 - 2001 to win four consequtive majors are for sale on eBay.
It used to be that Internet auction site eBay's slogan was, "It's better
when you win." Well, just listed up for auction is a set of golf clubs that was
used by a man who knows how to win better than anyone -- Tiger Woods (the link
is here). And the set of irons and wedges up for sale are the clubs Woods used for the hallmark achievement of his career, the Tiger Slam, when he won the U.S Open, British Open and PGA Championship in 2000, then won his fourth-consecutive majorat the 2001 Masters. Minimum opening bid: $250,000.
The clubs, which come with a certificate of authenticity, include a set of Titleist 681 irons, 2-PW, with a special grind and stamped "T" on the back toe area. Although Woods signed an endorsement deal with Nike upon turning professional, he used Titleist irons that were modeled after Mizuno's MP 14 and MP 29 irons (Woods had used a mixed set of these irons as an amateur).
Ok, I know this goes without saying: I'm a fan of Woods as a player. But seriously? Why in the world would anyone have these clubs in the first place, let alone look to sell them to the highest bidder?
I am all for having sports memorabilia in one's home, but something like this should be in the World Golf Hall of Fame. Regardless of what you think of the man, what Tiger did in 2000 was nothing less than extraordinary and should at least be remembered for something good... even if his overall image is tarnished forever.