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Golf legend Gary Player issued a statement on social media on Monday warning fans that his son and former manager Mark Player was selling “numerous trophies and other memorabilia” that belonged to him without his consent.
“I would like to draw the public’s attention to the fact that a number of trophies and other memorabilia that are part of my legacy have been auctioned by my son and former manager Mark,” the statement said.
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“These items belong to me and I have taken action to recover them. I have not put any items up for sale – by auction or otherwise.”
The stunt pulled by Mark Player comes a little more than a year after the player’s other son, Wayne, was adopted Lifetime ban from Masters After apparently deploying a marketing stunt — in poor taste — while serving as a caddy for his father at the tournament’s opening ceremony, Lee Elder was honored as the first black player to participate in the event.
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“It’s wrong,” the player said He said about his son’s action that day. “I told Augusta, ‘Listen, a man’s got to take his punishment. If he does something wrong and you don’t want him back here again, then stop him. That’s all you have to do.’
Advocate for the nine-time major winner Golf Digest said Mark Player has been entrusted with questionable items during his tenure as manager.
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“The auction house has taken the trophies from the online auction pending resolution of the dispute,” he told the outlet.