Lot # 157: 1996 Greater Milwaukee Golf Open Full “Practice Round” Tiger Woods Pro Debut Signed Ticket – PSA 5 EX Ticket Grade/PSA 10 GEM MINT AUTO Grade

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Item was in Auction "Winter Rarities '23 Auction",
which ran from 12/10/2022 12:00 PM to
1/7/2023 7:00 PM

(LOT 157)
1996 Greater Milwaukee Golf Open Full "Practice Round" Tiger Woods Pro Debut Signed Ticket – PSA 5 EX Ticket Grade/PSA 10 GEM MINT AUTO Grade

SIGNED WOODS TICKET!!! The iconic Tiger Woods' professional career commenced on August 26, 1996 when he stepped out on the Brown Deer Park Golf Course in the Glendale suburb of Milwaukee, Wisconsin for the first practice round of the Milwaukee Golf Open. Woods had just won the U.S. Amateur Championship on August 25th for the third consecutive time, and decided it was time to turn pro at the tender age of 20. The official tournament would start Thursday, August 29th, with Woods eventually finishing in a tie for 60th place and earning $2,544 for his efforts. Woods did provide the fans an immense thrill by posting his inaugural hole in one, and as we all know, Tiger would now be embarking on a professional golf career that would ultimately place him at the top of the charts with the immortal Nicklaus.

This PSA 5 EX Milwaukee Open FULL "Practice Round" Ticket representing that historic event has been scripted in bold pen "Best Wishes – Tiger Woods". PSA has appropriately awarded the imposing autograph with a 10 GEM MINT assessment, with the ticket depicting August 26th – September 1st for the full event (Practice Rounds being August 26th – 28th). Listed sponsors include Oldsmobile and Midwest Express Airlines, with the beneficiary being St. Luke's Medical Center. Modest corner wear and some light toning account for the PSA 5 grade, and no glaring flaws are evident. A momentous offering, it represents Woods first professional appearance on a golf course, with Tiger about to turn the entire golfing world upside down with his unparalleled skill sets!

MIN BID $500

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