In early September 2022 the Celebrity Memorabilia Index highlighted Tiger Woods memorabilia as one to watch, with interest in his memorabilia increasing 82% over the last three months, and up 172% year-on-year.
Since then we have seen Tiger's autographed back up Scotty Cameron putter sell for $393,000 at Golden Age Auctions, while an unsigned one sold for $86,524.80.
Both prices immediately included the putters in the top 10 items of golf memorabilia ever sold.
And more recent auction realisations at thegolfauction.com have confirmed Tiger's status as the GOAT for golf memorabilia collectors.
To put that in perspective consider this...
Lot 2 (Above) was a Masters Flag signed by 33 former champions, including the 'big three' of Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player plus Seve Ballesteros and 29 other champions.
It had four bids and sold for $1,815.
Step forward Tiger Woods and a solo signed Masters Flag.
The flag was described as "one of the most prized items in golf collecting today and considered the 'holy grail' in the flag category."
Tiger had signed the 1997 Masters flag beautifully in the centre, with the 1997 Masters being the event when he won his first Major, and in some style, winning by 12 strokes, with his -18 under par setting a tournament record.
The flag attracted 15 bids and eventually sold for $5,704.
The auction also saw a Tiger Woods and Justin Leonard 1993 Western Amateur signed score card sell for a bargain $1,465.
The scorecard is one of Tiger's earliest known autographs and a rare item from his amateur days.
Another Tiger item was a signed 2005 Masters tournament series badge which attracted 22 bids before selling for $4,957.
The 2005 competition saw Tiger's fourth Masters title with a memorable chip in on the 16th green - Nike marketing departments' dream scenario - and one of the most iconic golf shots of all time.
The highest price achieved was the $5,453 for a 1997 Masters ticket signed by Tiger Woods, caddy Fluff Cowen and coach Butch Harmon.
The ticket number #B00001 was the lowest possible number for the Tuesday practice session, prior to Tiger's record breaking 1997 Masters win, and attracted 20 bids.
Considering an Arnold Palmer signed golf ball sold for $242, a Jack Nicklaus signed ball for $242, and a Nick Faldo signed Masters flag sold for $600, it's clear that when it comes to golf memorabilia Tiger Woods is the place to put your money.