An oil painting of Tiger Woods by Ayrshire-born artist Craig Campbell is to be sold by Bonhams on 27th January in the Golfing Memorabilia sale in Chester. The painting of the world’s No 1 golfer winning the Masters in 2005 is signed by both Campbell and Woods and is estimated to fetch £7,000 – 9,000.
The artist, Craig Campbell, has been painting golfing personalities for some years, exhibiting at the Open Championship. Collectors of his work include Sir Sean Connery, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman and Tiger Woods himself. Last year a portrait of Jack Nicklaus painted by Campbell sold for £18,000. Lot 2 in the Bonhams sale is one of only six limited edition prints of this painting signed by the artist and Jack Nicklaus, (estimate £1,000 – 1,500).
Other Tiger Woods items to be sold include a Wilson FatShaft Tour golf bag from the 2001 Open Championship, signed by Woods and a host of other champions including David Duval (the winner), Tony Jacklin, Ian Woosman and V.S Singh. Estimate £500 – 600.
The 10 carat gold PGA of America signet ring thought to have been given to Woods to mark his first year as a player on the PGA Tour in 1997 is estimated to fetch £5,000 – 7,000. The cast lettering in black inlay reads ‘T.Woods’ on one side and ‘Member’ on the other.
Programmes, photographs and books all signed by Tiger Woods also feature in the auction. Other sections of this 500-lot Golfing Memorabilia sale include a selection of named clubs, balls, awards, trophies, pictures and books.
Highlights include a set of golf balls that have yet to be used and are in excellent condition – remarkable given that they are over 100 years old. Offered in the original red B.F. Goodrich box, the 12 Haskell bramble patterned balls date back to c.1900 and retain the loose paper wrappings. They are estimated to sell for £4,000 – 6,000.