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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. gery katona

    Apr 30, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    I hit a few balls with one of these at Fairway Golf in San Diego, probably 12 years ago. They were asking $35K. I was nervous just holding the thing. I do recall it having an exceptionally soft feel.

  2. Benny

    Apr 29, 2018 at 7:04 am

    So funny reading these replies. You all act so tough yet you clicked, resd and commented on this..

  3. bogeypro

    Apr 28, 2018 at 10:28 pm

    Owner probably can’t break 100…. LOL

    • bandrz

      May 1, 2018 at 12:18 pm

      however the owner can afford a 40K putter so who is really winning here?

  4. Dave r

    Apr 14, 2018 at 4:52 pm

    Really, what next

  5. 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 …!!!

  6. 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).

  7. 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

  8. Sean Foster-Nolan

    Apr 13, 2018 at 2:40 pm

    I wonder if it included a head cover.

  9. John Krug

    Apr 13, 2018 at 12:32 pm

    It’s used; therefore only worth $44.

  10. 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 … 😮

  11. 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 …. 😮

  12. 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).. 😎

  13. 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 …!

  14. 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?!! 😮

  15. 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…..

  16. 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.

  17. 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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