Tiger Woods to release 10,000 NFTs via company co-founded by Tom Brady
Think of Tiger Woods’ most iconic moments through the years. Winning the 2008 U.S. Open while using his driver as a cane. Chipping in on the 16th hole at the 2005 Masters. Better than most at the Players. That Phoenix Open ace. Those legendary highlights live on rent free in all of our heads, but what if we, ya know, could actually own them? What if they weren’t just Tiger’s triumphs, but ours as well? Now, thanks to Tiger Woods’ debut NFT collection, they can be.
On Tuesday, Woods announced the release of 10,000 digital images from throughout his career, the Non-fungible Tokens for which are now available to purchase via Tom Brady’s digital memorabilia company Autograph (where Woods serves as an advisory board member alongside the likes of Tony Hawk, Simone Biles, Wayne Gretzky and Derek Jeter).
"The intersection of sports and technology is such an interesting space to me, and I'm thrilled to partner with Autograph as they lead the charge by ushering in a new era of digital collecting," Woods said. "It's been an honor to join their advisory board among so many iconic athletes, and I'm looking forward to bringing fans closer to my memorable sports moments at an accessible price, and to the game I respect so much."
What does “accessible price” mean to one of the world’s first billionaire athletes in the surging NFT marketplace? Well, the initial 10,000-image collection will include 9,700 images priced anywhere from $12 to $100, with 375 of those moments priced at the top $100 mark. The remaining 300 NFTs will be signed by Woods himself and will retail anywhere from $250 to $1,500. Access passes for the “Premier” (read: standard) collection are now available for purchase through Autograph and DraftKings. They will be followed by the limited-edition autograph collection, which drops Sept. 28.
All in all, pretty big news for Tiger fans everywhere … and yet somehow not even the biggest Big Cat bulletin of the day.