After Wayne Player, banned for life from Augusta for showing a bullet mark in front of the cameras while his father gave the start of the Masters as an Honorary Starter alongside Jack Nicklaus and Lee Elder, it's Marc's turn, the former manager, to incur the wrath of the famous dad.
And obviously, at the Players, we don't wash our dirty laundry as a family.
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In a statement on Twitter, Player Sr explained: "I would like to draw the public's attention to the fact that several trophies and other memorabilia that are part of my legacy have been auctioned off by my son and ex-manager, Marc.
I have not listed any items for sale, whether at auction or otherwise. » It is not yet known which trophies or souvenirs are concerned, but this is not the first time that objects from the collection of the great South African champion have been put up for sale without authorization.
In 2020, the trophies of the four major championships were auctioned without his knowledge on the Golden Age Auctions website and had sold for an amount of around 520,000 euros. Much to the chagrin of Gary Player. Gary Player (Johannesburg, South Africa, November 1, 1935) is a golf player considered one of the best in history. He was part of the trio of the big three with Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus.
He won nine major tournaments throughout his career: the 1961, 1974 and 1978 Augusta Masters, the 1965 US Open, the 1959, 1968 and 1974 British Open and the 1962 and 1972 PGA Championship. Added to this are six second places, 23 top 5s and 44 top 10s.
Player has 24 wins on the PGA Tour, as well as 177 top 10s. He led the money list for the 1961 season, posting three wins and 20 top 10s. In 1962 he had one win and 10 top 10s, and in 1963 he had one win. , six second-place finishes, and 18 top-10 finishes.
He then had 12 top-10 finishes in 1968 and 10 in 1969. He won three tournaments again in the 1974 and 1978 seasons. Apart from his activity on the PGA Tour, Player played professional golf tournaments around the world. He has logged more than 15 million miles in air travel.
He had 13 wins at the South African Open, 10 at the South African Masters, seven at the South African PGA Championship, seven at the Australian Open and five at the World Match Play Championship. He came first twice in the individual World Cup of Golf standings in 1965 and 1977.
On November 26 and 27, 1983, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player and Tom Watson played for a prize of $360,000 in the first Skins Game. After turning 50 years old, the South African began playing on the Champions Tour.
He had 19 wins, the last in the 1998 Northville Long Island Classic, including nine veteran majors. He was second on the money list in 1988, fourth in 1989, fifth in 1986, and sixth in 1987. He is nicknamed the "Black Knight" (Black Knight in English) for wearing black in tournaments, and Mr.
Fitness for keeping himself in excellent physical condition through rigorous training and diet. Player is also a renowned golf course architect with over 300 design projects worldwide. He is also known for extensive charity work.
In 2008 he celebrated his 25th anniversary with charity golf events in London, Palm Beach, Shanghai and Cape Town, with total funds raised in excess of US$30 million.3 Player was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in the first generation in 1974.