Recently I was fortunate to buy a signed Tiger Woods Polo Shirt, as with everything I do I had the shirt authenticated which was a six-week process as I sent the shirt to James Spence Authentication in New Jersey, United States, to have the signature verified. Tiger Woods memorabilia is rare, so I am really excited to have this item in my inventory, it is going to be framed in the coming weeks.
As with all my memorabilia I use James Spence Authentication, Beckett Authentication and Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA) to authenticate all my memorabilia unless its an exclusive signing that I have arranged myself. Authentication is especially important for memorabilia as the last thing you want to do is invest in a fake piece of memorabilia.
Eldrick Tont “Tiger” Woods was born on the 30th of December 1975 in Cypress, California, United States. Tigers mum chose the name Eldrick because it began with E (for Earl) and ended with K (For Kultida) Earl is his Father. His middle name Tont is a traditional Thai name. The nickname Tiger is in Honor of his fathers friend, south Vietnamese Colonel Vuong Dang Phong who was known as Tiger.
At the age of 9 Tiger made a bold commitment to his Father Earl, “I am going to be professionally excellent” Tiger is regarded as one of the greatest golfers of all time and one of the most famous athletes in the world.
Tiger at the age of 20 in 1996 turned professional and at the end of April 1997 he won three PGA tour events as well as his first major the 1997 masters which he won in a record breaking performance.
Tiger Woods was the top ranked golfer in the world from August 1999 to September 2004 (264 Consecutive weeks) and then again from June 2005 to October 2010. He won 13 of Golfs major championships.
On the 20th of August 2007 Tiger Woods was inducted into the California hall of Fame by Governor Arnold Scwarzenegger and Maria Shriver and on the 5th of December 2007 he was inducted at the California Museum for History, Women and the Arts. In May 2019 President Trump awarded Tiger the Medal of Freedom following his 2019 Masters Tournament win.
Tiger Woods is one of the biggest names in Golf and he has been credited for dramatically increasing prize money and drawing the biggest Tv ratings in the history of Golf.