Golf driver signed by Tiger Woods

Manufactured by
Nike Golf, American, founded 1984
Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd., Japanese, founded 1993
Signed by
Woods, Tiger, American, born 1975
Date
ca. 2005
On View
Community/Third Floor, 3 052
Museum MapsObjects in this Location
Exhibition
Sports: Leveling the Playing Field
Medium
rubber, graphite, titanium, steel, and plastic
Dimensions
H x W x D: 46 x 4 5/8 x 4 1/2 in. (116.8 x 11.7 x 11.4 cm)
Description
A right-handed NikeSasQuatch 460 driver signed by Tiger Woods. The driver has a black rubber grip with silver details at the top. There is a Nike "swoosh" debossed at the top of the grip and also on the front center. The letters SQ are debossed on the back center of the grip. The words [NIKE GOLF] are debossed around the top of the grip. There are also some diamond patterns on the grip.
The shaft of the club is a grey, silver, and yellow gradient with some silver detailing. Going down the center: [SasQuatch] in black, with a gold "SQ" behind it; the Nike Golf logo in black and white; [Diamana] / the Mitsubishi logo / [MITSUBISHI RAYON] in black; [EXCLUSIVELY DESIGNED FOR NIKE GOLF] in solver; and [/ R] in black. On the bottom of the shaft in the center there is a clear label that says [ASSEMBLED IN CHINA] in several languages.
The hosel, or the part of the club where the head and the shaft are affixed, is black with two (2) silver rings around it. The one on top is 1/8'' wide and the one below it is 2/3'' wide.
The head of the club is black, grey, silver, and yellow. It is flat on the proper left side and rounded on the proper right side. [Tiger Woods] is signed in silver marker on the top of the head. Below the signature is a silver oval label with black text: [BAK41883].
The bottom of the head has a large plastic label in the middle: [460 10.5] in grey, [SQ] with Nike "swoosh" in grey, and [MDI - 4950] in yellow. There is an "R", indicating that it is a right-hand club. There is a silver [SQ SUMO] logo on the rounded side, along with the words [SUPER MOMENT OF INTERTIA] in white. the "SU" in "super" and "MO" in "moment" are in yellow, which is where "SUMO" comes from.
Classification
Tools and Equipment-Sports and Recreational
Type
golf clubs (equipment)
Topic
Athletes
Golf
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2012.62.1
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5cb0bf3da-0328-4b3c-af42-2a0d63ad23ca
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