The clubs used by Tiger Woods to complete the iconic 'Tiger Slam' have sold for more than £4.2m two decades after the historic achievement.
Woods used the same clubs for the four consecutive major victories that compiled the "Tiger Slam": the 2000 US Open, the Open Championship,
The PGA Championship, and the 2001 Masters. Seven weeks after claiming his second green jacket, he then switched to a new set.
Woods won the PGA Championship in In 2000 a playoff over Bob May, becomie a first player since Ben Hogan in 1953 to win three majors in one year. In doing so,
, He became the first player to become a PGA Champion since Denny Shute in 1937.
Twenty-two years to the day after Woods secured a third stretch of the Slam by winning the PGA Championship, the irons and wedges he used have been sold at auction
and the bidding stunned organizers. The clubs had an opening bid of $25,000 on March 23, and bidding closed Saturday night at $5,156,162.40.
It's the first time the clubs have been sold since 2010 when private equity investor Todd Brock paid just $57,242 for a famous set of Titleist 681-T irons.