What would Tiger Woods’ renowned Scotty Cameron Newport 2 putter fetch, were he inclined to sell it, which he isn’t?
Golf Channel’s Todd Lewis had a terrific feature on the putter on “Live From the Masters” ahead of the third round, and besides recounting its history — 13 of his 14 Major championships, 64 US PGA Tour victories — he posed the question.
Jim “Bones” Mackay: “Minimum of five million.”
Colin Montgomerie: “You start the bidding at 10 million… and expect to go up very, very quickly.”
Mark O’Meara: “I’d say 20 million.”
Scotty Cameron: “If I was to throw a number, 50 million.”
Marc Leishman: “I bet you could offer him a hundred million dollars for it and he probably wouldn’t take it.”
Tiger: “I think the word’s priceless.”
Lewis noted that Cameron brought a Japanese investor to Tiger and he was ready to pay a seven-figure sum for it. Not surprisingly, it’s not for sale.
Woods put the putter in play in the first round of the AT&T Byron Nelson in 1999 and shot a 61, still his lowest PGA Tour round. He has benched it before, but put it in play last last year and is using it at Augusta National this week.