Readers of this blog know that I’ve been all over the Tiger Woods’ U.S. Open discarded apple cores. (see related links below.)
The red apple supposedly from the fourth round sold for $36,000, but the buyer told us he typed in that number as a joke. Then there was a second apple (green)--this one perhaps the more important core, as this could have been the apple core that Tiger said helped him through his playoff victory over Rocco Mediate.
While the $36,000 apple got all the attention, the supposed playoff apple was sold for $716.66 on June 29.
Today, I learned that it was purchased by Rotohog, a fantasy sports company.
“We were looking for something that would be a good Golden Palace play,” said Shane Igoe, the site’s director of content and viral marketing, referring to the online casino that has generated publicity by buying weird auction items.
After purchasing the apple, Rotohog execs met with the two men who picked up the apple. The men told their story on camera, so that their story can be revealed on the company’s web site in the next couple days.
A la Marc Ecko, who put the Barry Bonds’ No. 756 home run ball up for a public vote, the folks at Rotohog are asking the masses what they should do with the apple.
Here are the choices.