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Tiger Woods’ backup Scotty Cameron putter just sold for $44 grand

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Tiger Woods’ Scotty Cameron Newport 2 is arguably the most famous club in modern golf history. It’s certainly the most notable flatstick since Bobby Jones’ Calamity Jane!

In today’s edition of “Items Selling For More than You Could Ever Afford,” one of Woods’ backup Camerons from 2001 just sold at auction for the princely sum of $44,401.20. A similar Woods backup sold for $60K to a Japanese collector in 2015.

Green Jacket Auctions, who put the putter up, say Scotty Cameron only produced one or two backup putters for Woods annually. Reportedly, Woods still owns the vast majority of these putters and has stuck to his “gamer” for 13 of his 14 major championships.

Per Green Jacket Auctions,

“This putter comes with a certificate of authenticity from Scotty Cameron, who describes it as follows “Made for Tiger Woods, GSS Newport II with rare vertical stamping & sight dot”. The putter also comes with a 2nd letter from 2003 on Scotty Cameron’s own letterhead, which also states “This putter was made as a backup for Tiger Woods.”’

The auction house’s Masters lot also included Woods’ 2005 Masters-winning Nike One Gold golf ball, which sold for just north of $30K.

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  1. Dave r

    Apr 14, 2018 at 4:52 pm

    Really, what next

  2. Ping knockoff

    Apr 13, 2018 at 10:03 pm

    As someone said just a knockoff club….just a ping copy…Tiger even used a ping grip on the Cameron’s for gosh sake. Everytime Tiger changes club companies aren’t his irons always just copies of the mizunos he started on tour with?

    • SteveK

      Apr 14, 2018 at 1:19 am

      No no …. the putter has been created in the heavenly Cameron WRX machine shop and has Tiger’s “green” magic baked into it …!!!

  3. Bob Parson Jr.

    Apr 13, 2018 at 7:55 pm

    I’ll bet it was one of Cameron tools, either the Latino Hollywood producer or the idiotic financial douchebag in Colorado, lol……

    • SteveK

      Apr 14, 2018 at 1:24 am

      … or even POTUS Trump who we know, loves golf. Don’t be surprised if it shows up in his WITB at the Trump National Golf Club Mar-a-Lago this weekend (provided the Syrians and Russians behave).

  4. dat

    Apr 13, 2018 at 6:48 pm

    I wonder if Bob Parsons bought it

    • Bob Parson Jr.

      Apr 13, 2018 at 7:56 pm

      Nah, my dad wouldn’t spend that amount on a copy of Ping putter, ha!

      • SteveK

        Apr 14, 2018 at 1:26 am

        …. but it’s got that je ne sais quoi black magic built into it …:-o

  5. Sean Foster-Nolan

    Apr 13, 2018 at 2:40 pm

    I wonder if it included a head cover.

  6. John Krug

    Apr 13, 2018 at 12:32 pm

    It’s used; therefore only worth $44.

  7. Tom54

    Apr 13, 2018 at 12:19 pm

    Tigers Scotty Cameron may be the most valuable of his clubs but I believe the 9-iron rumored to be wielded by his wife Elin in that now infamous night back in Nov ‘09 would certainly be a close second were it ever to come up for auction.

    • SteveK

      Apr 14, 2018 at 1:03 am

      Tiger would prolly outbid everybody for that infamous 9-iron so he can trash it on his Land Rover … 😮

  8. Matt

    Apr 13, 2018 at 11:46 am

    A sucker born every minute.

    • ogo

      Apr 13, 2018 at 5:51 pm

      … and most are found on golf courses flogging expensive golf clubs to no avail …. sooo pa thetic …. 😮

    • Bob Parson Jr.

      Apr 13, 2018 at 7:59 pm

      Say that again! But don’t say that in The Cameron Buttlector website, they will go on full Suicide Watch, lol….

      • SteveK

        Apr 14, 2018 at 1:29 am

        … and they say pros literally sleep with their driver and putter… gearheads actually too …. 😮

  9. ogo

    Apr 13, 2018 at 10:00 am

    They are now buying up historical golf equipment along with Stradivarius violins at exorbitant prices. Their mentality is “you are what you own” …. particularly if you are short and non-athletic but swimming in ¥¥¥¥¥ and $$$$$ … 😮

    • The Truth

      Apr 13, 2018 at 11:50 am

      Lol precisely

    • Bob Parson Jr.

      Apr 13, 2018 at 7:59 pm

      Touché!

    • SteveK

      Apr 14, 2018 at 1:09 am

      Somewhere in Tokyo there is a tiny 10′ x 30′ golf shop with an artificial putting rug and advertising a 5 minute putting experience with Tiger’s own putter …. for 1,000¥ BYOB(alls).. 😎

  10. Darryl

    Apr 13, 2018 at 8:02 am

    You think if I stamp “Tiger Woods” in askew lettering on my Oil Can Newport 2 I’d fool anyone?

    • SteveK

      Apr 14, 2018 at 1:31 am

      You might fool yourself if you were one of those delusional neurotic impotent gearheads …!

  11. Chuck Barkley

    Apr 12, 2018 at 2:59 pm

    $44 is probably about right, since this particular putter has zero wins on tour! It’s an understudy, Broadway term, for you Canadians! Ha!

    • SteveK

      Apr 14, 2018 at 1:13 am

      … so it’s a premature-immature putter with no putting experience?!! 😮

  12. Scotty

    Apr 12, 2018 at 1:50 pm

    I always told people if he sold his original Scotty Cameron it would go for over $1 million in charity auction. Prove me wrong

    • Bob Parson Jr.

      Apr 13, 2018 at 8:01 pm

      Well, with that nameI see why you would think that, lol…..

  13. TeeBone

    Apr 12, 2018 at 12:53 pm

    Can someone please explain why Scotty Cameron has never made a Newport 2 with a sight dot and no sight line?

    • Jordan

      Apr 12, 2018 at 2:14 pm

      He does all the time. It just takes $500 for a fitting and at least $3500 to get into a custom putter.

    • Omar

      Apr 13, 2018 at 2:03 pm

      So true, seeing a sight dot would look amazing against the back of a ball.

  14. Brian

    Apr 12, 2018 at 12:52 pm

    lol…I misread the title and thought it has been sold for $44…not $44k

    • george

      Apr 13, 2018 at 2:05 pm

      Looks like some has more money than they know what to do with it instead paying 44 mil for a $500.00 why not give it to charity

    • SteveK

      Apr 14, 2018 at 1:16 am

      … and it has never seen a golf ball… and rates a 10/10 on eBay..!!!

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Good? Bad? Hilarious? GolfWRX members discuss hypothetical two-man teams

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In its second year, the Zurich Classic’s team format is a new and curious beast amidst the medal play that dominates the PGA Tour. The two-man team format got GolfWRX member AceCatKY thinking.

He writes

“What would be some of the best/worst/funniest pairings of two PGA golfers for a two-man event? Current and past golfers can be paired together so you could have Old Tom Morris and Patrick Reed if you wanted…I think DJ/DeChambeau would be hilarious for the dichotomy it would present…What do you guys/gals think?”

Oh boy, what a superb hypothetical; imagine the possibilities: good, bad, and ugly! Naturally, GolfWRXers were quick to weigh in.

Bye writes

Sergio and Tiger would be interesting.

Seve and Phil could have been the most entertaining pairing in history.

jonsnow says

Bubba Watson & Steve Elkington

Patrick Reed & Rory McIlroy

Danny Willett & Smylie Kaufman

Cardoustie says

Lumpy and Jesper

Tom Watson and Gary Player

Seve and Azinger

Robert Rock and Ollie Schneiderjans

Frankensteins Monster says

Ian Poulter/Patrick Reed

Todd Hamilton/Danny Willett

Tony Finau/Colt Knost

Robert Rock/Ben Crane

Michelle Wie/Tad Fujikawa

Check out the rest of the replies in the thread, or let us know your hypothetical two-person squads below. 

 

 

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From Master P to Metallica: Check out team walk-up songs for the Zurich Classic

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It’s the list you’ve been dying for since you heard the Zurich Classic of New Orleans would feature golfer walk-up music.

OK, you’re at least mildly interested in what, say, Jon Curran and Keegan Bradley will be walking out to (the answer: “Shipping Up To Boston,” by the Dropkick Murphys, appropriate for a pair of sons of New England).

Here’s the official list, per the PGA Tour (not every team is included). As you can see, it’s a mix of classics, local references, hip-hop, and a surprising dose of metal.

Team                                         Song                                      Artist                                       
William McGirt/Sam Burns Callin’ Baton Rouge Garth Brooks
Kevin Na/Byeong Hun An Make ’em say Uhh Master P
Chris Kirk/J.T. Poston Crazy Train Ozzy Osbourne
Chez Reavie/Lucas Glover For Whom the Bell Tolls Metallica
Martin Piller/Joel Dahmen Lovumba Daddy Yankee
K.J. Choi/Charlie Wi Gangnam Style PSY
Ryan Armour/Johnson Wagner Enter Sandman Metallica
C.T. Pan/Zac Blair Half Time Ying Yang Twins
Tyrone Van Aswegen/Retief Goosen Africa Toto
Tom Hoge/J.J. Henry Right Now Van Halen
Shawn Stefani/John Rollins Thunderstruck AC/DC
Tony Finau/Daniel Summerhays Doo Wa Ditty (Blow That Thing) Zapp & Roger
Keith Mitchell/Stephan Jaeger Pizza Guy Touch Sensitive
Ben Silverman/Matt Atkins Enter Sandman Metallica
Zach Johnson/Jonathan Byrd Thunderstruck AC/DC
Patrick Reed/Patrick Cantlay Eye of the Tiger Survivor
Greg Chalmers/Cameron Percy Down Under Men at Work
Keegan Bradley/Jon Curran Shipping up to Boston Dropkick Murphys
Brendan Steele/Jamie Lovemark California Love Tupac
Charley Hoffman/Nick Watney California Love Tupac
Billy Horschel/Scott Piercy Young Forever Jay Z ft. Mrs. Hudson
Cody Gribble/John Peterson Careless Whisper George Michael
Steve Stricker/Jerry Kelly As Good As I Once Was Toby Keith
Chris Stroud/Brian Stuard Enter Sandman Metallica
Sergio Garcia/Rafa Cabrera Bello The Best Tina Turner
Kevin Tway/Kelly Kraft Gucci Gang Lil Pump
D.A. Points/Kyle Thompson Working for the Weekend Loverboy
Mac Hughes/Corey Conners Big League Tom Cochrane & Red Rider
Justin Thomas/Bud Cauley Circle of Life Carmen Twillie
Shane Lowry/Padraig Harrington Beautiful Day U2
Russell Knox/Martin Laird Flower of Scotland
Gary Woodland/Daniel Berger Forever Drake
Brandon Harkins/Lanto Griffin Started From the Bottom Drake
Kevin Kisner/Scott Brown Slippery Migos
Andrew Landry/Talor Gooch Big Poppa Notorious BIG
Jason Day/Ryan Ruffels Down Under Men at Work
Justin Rose/Henrik Stenson Gold Spandau Ballet
Matt Every/Sam Saunders Running With the Devil Van Halen
Jon Rahm/Wesley Bryan DNA Kendrick Lamar
Emiliano Grillo/Peter Uihlein Mi Gente (Remix) J Balvin, Willy William, Busta K.
Jamie Donaldson/Ross Fisher Sweet Disposition The Temper Trap
Harold Varner III/Robert Garrigus Ebony and Ivory Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder
Alex Cejka/Ben Crane Here I Go Again Whitesnake
Abraham Ancer/Roberto Diaz Mexico Lindo y Querido Vicente Fernandez
Xinjun Zhang/Zecheng Dou Believe in Myself Zero Point Band

See what GolfWRX members think about the song selections in the forums.

 

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Tiger Woods gave 18-year-old Nepalese sensation Pratima Sherpa a private lesson

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As you may have heard, 18-year-old Pratima Sherpa aspires to be the first Nepalese professional golfer. The story of her attempt to rise from almost unimaginable poverty to the professional ranks is the subject of ESPN’s short film “A Mountain to Climb.”

Visiting the United States for the premier of the film, Sherpa got a 30-minute private lesson with a 14-time major champion, as none other than Tiger Woods invited to the Medalist Club for a meeting, per ESPN.

Woods tweeted these shots of the meeting and the lesson. Regardless of whether you are/were a hardcore Tiger fanatic, it’s nice to see him settling into his “ambassador for the game” role.

Sherpa’s incredible story, as mentioned, is detailed in the ESPN short “A Mountain to Climb,” which you can (and should) watch below.

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