A golf ball Tiger Woods gave to a young fan during the final round of his victorious 1997 Masters tournament has been sold for $64,124, auction house Golden Age Auctions said on Sunday, 9th April, 2023.
Woods bogeyed the fifth hole and handed the ball to Julian Nexsen, who was nine-years-old at the time.
The ball was put up for auction on 27th March, 2023 after a starting bid of $500, but eventually fetched $64,124.40 when the auction closed on Sunday.
The tournament was the golf greats first major championship victory and made him the youngest player to win the Masters.
The victory did set the tone for Woods’ record-breaking career with his four-day score of 270, 18 under par breaking the previous record held by 18 major champion Jack Nicklaus.
The auctioning company Golden Age Auctions said it is likely the ball is the only one known from the final round.
Story: Christy Dung