• Mar 30, 2008

Click image for a gallery of the Enclave used by Tiger Woods


In January, EA Sports held an online contest for Tiger Woods 08 players on the XBOX 360. First prize was a 2008 Buick Enclave CXL courtesy car used by Tiger during December's 2007 Target World Challenge golf tournament. Tiger won the tournament, finishing seven strokes ahead of '07 Masters champ Zach Johnson. Well, the contest is over and the winner has apparently taken delivery of the Buick, which came complete with a certificate of authenticity signed by Tiger himself. This might well be the only Buick Enclave in circulation that's Upper Deck authenticated.

Tiger Enclave certNaturally, the car's new owner is looking to see if the Tiger connection is something that can be capitalized on, and the ride has been listed on eBay. Fully loaded, finished in Cocoa Metallic over Cocoa Cashmere, and showing just 220 miles on the clock, it's a really nice vehicle. As for the $100,000 Buy It Now price, well, that's ridiculous even with its certified, touched-by-Tiger history. According to the auction listing, eleven people have made offers, but there's no telling if they're anywhere near the asking price. We can't imagine they would be. Our advice: exercise some patience. Garage the Enclave, put the certificate of authenticity in a safe, and offer the whole package at Barrett-Jackson in January. As if by magic, a mundane, dealer-supplied courtesy vehicle becomes a "celebrity car". In B-J's massively hyped, more-money-than-sense environment, a hundred grand seems entirely feasible. Do we hear two hundred? Thanks for the tip, Steve.


[Source: eBay]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      "This might well be the only Buick Enclave in circulation that's Upper Deck authenticated."

      It may also be the only Buick Enclave that people actually want to purchase.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Actually it seems that any Enclave is the only Buick that people actually want to buy. I'm not quite sure why people like them so much, but at least it's a step up from the Rendezvous.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Tiger Woods? who the hell is he? for some reason i just can't seem to put together golf and athlete in the same sentence.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Thats because you have seemingly no appreciation for the game and this man who is amazing at it. Go lurk moar.
      Michael
      • 6 Years Ago
      I don t care who drove or owned it . If you write a check for 100k for an Enclave , your nuts .
      • 6 Years Ago
      F Buick, Tiger, and golf... three crap combinations and the person to buy this even close to $50K has got to be retarded. "Touched by Tiger" ??? I wouldn't care even if it had his DNA in it. To say Tiger is the best "athlete" in sports ever, considering the "sport" is golf, is like saying Joe Schmoe is the best dart player in history... who F'n cares?
        • 6 Years Ago
        im with you on that one, right on
      • 6 Years Ago
      Ha! The hologram code, which from what I can see is 'SHO35495' isn't recognised in that Upper Deck search!!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Here's how I imagine the pitch to Tiger went:

      Buick: We'll pay you a million dollars to be our spokesperson.

      Tiger: I don't know, that's kind of an old man car...

      Buick: Two million.

      Tiger: ..maybe a corvette or something, now that would be awesome...

      Buick: Four million.

      Tiger: ...or a Lambo, hey can we get Lamborghini on the phone....

      Buick: Here's a blank check. Please don't make us beg...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Almost as good as getting Jon Voight's Lebaron.
      • 6 Years Ago
      To all you Tiger Woods fans who appreciate his athleticism... football players are real athletes, baseballs players are whiners, tennis players are rich kids who are athletic and can't take a hit, the rest become bowlers, golfers, or NASCAR drivers. Come on... hit a ball, walk after ball, hit the ball again, walk after it again for a whole afternoon... NICE !!!! Very athletic indeed.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Do you think you could beat Tiger Woods at a round of golf? (to say nothing about a tournament over several days.) No? Could it be that you don't have the skill to do so? Compare what Tiger Woods has earned for his performance on the golf course to what you've earned for whatever you do. When you can get paid that much for playing a sport, you're an athlete.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I've always thought that Tiger Woods' association of Buick proves that either he's a first-rate sellout or has got one hell of an old-man complex. Buick? For god's sake, it's the stodgy car for the old man who can't afford the country club membership.


        • 6 Years Ago
        LOTS of millionaires have as much money as they do (in part) because they didn't feel they needed a new Mercedes or BMW every couple of years. They drive lower-priced vehicles because they don't want to put lots of their cash into a depreciating asset.

        Also, Buick sponsors lots of golf events, and Tiger is one of the best golfers around so Buick wants to affiliate themselves with Tiger, Inc. and is willing to pay to do it. There are LOTS of people like my stepfather who really like golf and are members of clubs to play golf rather than to show off how expensive their new car is.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Of course you would refuse to do an add for Buick if they were to pay you. Get real.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Read "The Millionaire Next Door".

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Millionaire_Next_Door

        In short, you don't get rich by throwing money away.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I forgot to mention he's ruined the game at my local golf course as every moron on the planet is now attempting to play...without any etiquette!!!
        • 6 Years Ago
        Quote: "I forgot to mention he's ruined the game at my local golf course as every moron on the planet is now attempting to play...without any etiquette!!!"

        Heaven forbid someone parks their Buick near the BMW's and Mercedes Benz's of the wine and cheese crowd that frequents golf courses. Everyone has a right to play golf, not just the elitists.
      • 6 Years Ago
      A Hundred Large. It's a steal at that price. He will get his 100K and then some.
        • 6 Years Ago
        It would, in fact, be a steal... it would be stealing from some poor sucker who'd write a $100k check for an Enclave.
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