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Gary Player says son/former manager auctioned off his trophies, memorabilia: 'These items are mine'

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Golf legend Gary Player released a statement on his social media Monday, saying his son and former manager Mark said his players had "some He warned fans that he was selling 'trophies and other memorabilia'. belongs to him without his consent.

"I would like to draw public attention to the fact that several trophies and other memorabilia that form part of my legacy were auctioned by my son and former manager, Mark. I think.” read the statement.

Gary Player and his son, Marc Player, are shown at East Lake Golf Club during The Tour Championship in Atlanta, Georgia, on Nov. 1, 2006.

Gary Player and his son Mark Player It was unveiled at the East Lake Golf Club on November 1, 2006 during the Tour Championships in Atlanta, Georgia.(Stan Badz/PGA)


"These items are mine and I have taken action to recover them. They. I have never put an item up for auction or otherwise. ''

The stunt pulled by Mark Player took place just over a year after Wayne, the Player's other son, received for life. Banned from the Masters Lee as the first black player to attend after appearing to perform a tacky marketing stunt while caddying for his father at the tournament's opening ceremony. 

Honorary starter Lee Elder, left, gestures as he is introduced and applauded by honorary starters Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus, right, before the ceremonial tee shots to begin the Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga., April 8, 2021.

Honorary starter Li Elder, left, gesture Introduced by honorary starters Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus before the opening tee shot of the Masters Golf Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, Georgia, April 8, 2021 He receives applause.(Curtis Compton) /Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

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{7 3} "That was wrong," Player said of his son's behavior at the time. "I said to Augusta, 'Listen. A man must be punished. If he does something wrong and you bring him back here. If you don't want him, lock him out. That's what you have to do.'"

Gary Player

Gary Player (Simon Bruty/Sports Illustrated via Getty Images)

Nine major wins } 's attorney told Golf Digest that the matter was referred to Mark Player during his tenure as manager.


"Auction House Wins Trophy has been removed from the online auction pending resolution of the dispute," he told the outlet.