Tiger Woods famously matched Jack Nicklaus’ PGA TOUR all-time win record when he won his 73rd victory at the 2012 Memorial Tournament. Now items from that victory, including the ball Woods used to make his dramatic shot on the 16th hole and the glove he was wearing for his final round 67, are on display at the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum.
The items are part of the Hall of Fame’s History in the Making program. History in the Making highlights recent golf events, with memorabilia from professional tournaments, major championships and team events like the Ryder Cup, Solheim Cup and Presidents Cup. It also celebrates record-breaking performances and other historic moments, like Woods’ victory at the Memorial.
As memorable as Woods hitting the 73rd victory mark is his amazing shot at Memorial Tournament. On the par-3 16th during the final round, he flew his 8-iron over the green and found himself 50 feet from the pin with a horrible lie. Woods wowed the crowd when his full flop shot dropped in for a birdie that propelled him to his record-tying victory.
“I don’t think under the circumstances I’ve ever seen a better shot,” Nicklaus said after the win. Nicklaus and Woods also signed a pin flag from the Memorial, which is part of the display.