Lot # 20: Tiger Woods 1997 Masters Tournament Used Golf Ball with Notarized Letter

Category: Player Used

Starting Bid: $1,000.00

Bids: 15 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "2018 Winter Auction",
which ran from 11/20/2018 5:00 PM to
12/8/2018 7:00 PM

Offered here is certainly of the greatest tournament-used golf balls in existence - an actual used golf ball from Tiger Woods' 1997 Masters Tournament victory. To put this ball in perspective, due to the difficult nature of attesting to used Major Championship golf balls years later, for decades to come this may be the only golf ball that can be definitively proven to have been used by Tiger Woods during the 1997 Masters Tournament. 

This is the very first time that this ball has ever been offered for sale. The origins of this ball are included in a notarized letter of provenance provided by the owners. In short, our consignor was in a wheelchair next to the 16th green on the way to the 17th tee box. Tiger Woods gave her this ball as he left the 16th green on Friday -- after just going Eagle-Birdie-Birdie-Par, presumably with this exact ball. 

This Titleist red 3 Professional 90 golf ball is stamped "TIGER" and is currently housed in a cube on an 8x10" plaque. We've intentionally taken very high resolution photographs so that you can see the game-use on this delicate balata cover ball. For anyone that remembers these balata balls, you'll know exactly what we're talking about!