Arguably the most accomplished set of irons and wedges in golf history are up for sale. The very same clubs that golfing great Tiger Woods used to win the “Tiger Slam” will be auctioned for the first time in years. The clubs were first bought in 2010 by Houston businessman Todd Brock, who has publicly acknowledged for the first time that he owns them. Brock has kept them in a frame in his office since purchasing them, but says the market is ready to realise the real value of the very best golf collectibles. Bidding started at US$25,000 just two days ago, and that figure has already reached a whopping US$527,846. Some are predicting the final figure will top US$1 million before the auction closes on April 9 – a date that coincides with the final round of the Masters. So why sell them now? “I live a boring life. I don’t entertain a whole lot, so they weren’t getting the eyes on them that they deserve,” Brock told the PGA Tour. So what exactly would you be buying? The set includes two PW Titleist Forged irons and two custom Vokey wedges stamped “TIGER”. The 58-degree wedge is bent to 56 degrees and hand stamped “56*”, while there is an incredible wear mark on the face of the 8 iron. The Tiger Slam irons come with a substantial amount of provenance, including affidavits, declarations of ownership and 2010 polygraph result from former Titleist vice-president Steve Mata as well as a 2020 affidavit from former Titleist vice-president Rick Nelson. Golden Age, the auction house responsible for the sale, said previous bids on Tiger Woods collectibles had all fetched high prices, including the sale of two Masters Trophies that went for US$500,000 each and this week’s sale of a 1934 Masters ticket for US$600,000. So where do the Tiger Slam clubs rank alongside those important items? “Whether or not they achieve their deserved seven figure sale in this auction or at some point in the future, we can be confident that these clubs will be one of the most coveted golf collectibles for decades to come, especially as Tiger’s place in history is further appreciated in the rear view mirror.” Golden Age also sold Horton Smith’s green jacket from his 1934 Masters in 2013 for US$682,000 and earlier this week, a badge from that 1934 Masters Tournament signed by 17 people, including Smith, Augusta National Golf Club co-founder Bobby Jones and sportswriter Grantland Rice for US$600,000.