Fresh off our historic sale of the Tiger Slam irons for over $5 million, we are pleased to work with Tiger's former coach Hank Haney to offer one of Tiger's Nike wedges. We reached out to Hank and our pitch was simple - you've owned the wedge for years, but the collecting community will appreciate it even more than you will. Tiger's biggest fans around the globe would love a chance to own something like this. To our delight, Hank Haney agreed, shipped it to us with no further questions asked and simply said "good luck with the auction, let me know how it goes."
Offered here is Tiger Woods' personal custom Nike wedge directly from Hank Haney. This wedge was custom made for Tiger Woods and, according to Haney, was hand ground by Mike Taylor at The Oven for Nike. It is a 58 degree that was bent to 56 degrees, per Tiger's wishes.
The wedge has a very interesting history. Tiger gave it to Hank Haney while they were in Tiger's home garage where Tiger always kept his clubs. The reason Tiger gave it to Haney was so that Haney himself could practice with it and get a feel for the grind, the club's impact with the ground, etc. Haney then used the testing of this wedge to help Tiger with his short game.
What a historic club! Not only is it Tiger's personal wedge, but it was also actively used by Hank Haney while he helped guide Tiger to his success with Haney (6 of his Major Championships came during their professional relationship).
Handwritten Letter of Provenance from Tiger's then-Swing Coach Hank Haney