Tiger Woods' clubs used during his famous 'Tiger Slam' sell for record-breaking $5million at auction

IRONS used by Tiger Woods during his famous 'Tiger Slam' have broken records at auction.

The fifteen-time Major winner, 46, delighted golf fans around the world as he returned to contest the Masters in Augusta.

It was Tiger's first competitive golf since his near-fatal car accident in February 2021, which led to horrendous leg injuries.

And he showed glimpses of his old genius, continuing his proud record of making the cut at every Masters he's entered.

Clubs used by Tiger during his incredible Major winning streak in 2000 and 2001 were put up for auction by private equity investor Todd Brock.

He had reportedly bought them in 2010 at another auction for $57,242 from Titleist vice president Steve Mata.

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Mata submitted a polygraph test to prove that the Titleist 681-T irons were authentic, with Brock also delving into the archives to photo-match the set.

Brock explained to ESPN: "I’ve had them for 12 years now, and I haven’t told anybody that I owned them.

"They were in a really nice frame in my office and I’m not an investor in memorabilia, so nobody was seeing the irons.

"I’ve had the opportunity to see these for 12 years and it’s like a Rembrandt, where somebody takes it to their castle and it’s never seen again.

"I felt blessed that I got to hang out with them and look at them, but it’s time for somebody else to do something bigger and better with them."

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The clubs were used during Woods' incredible Tiger Slam, which saw him win the US Open, British Open and PGA Championship in 2000 and follow it up with the 2001 Masters.

They sold for an incredible $5,156,162 at Golden Age Auctions, shattering the previous golf memorabilia record held by Horton Smith's green jacket ($682,000 in 2013).

Woods completed his Masters comeback on +13, finishing the event in 47th place.

He has already announced he will play in this year's British Open at St Andrews, which starts on July 14.

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