Player accuses son of trying to sell his trophies without permission

Liam Phillips
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Gary Player at this year's Senior Open
Gary Player at this year's Senior Open

Gary Player has accused his son and former manager, Marc Player, of putting "several" of the nine-time Major champion's trophies and valuable golfing memorabilia up for auction without his permission.

In a social media post, Player alerted the public to the fact he has not authorised any sales of his belongings and has taken action to recover them.

"I would like to draw the public's attention to the fact that several trophies and other pieces of memorabilia that form part of my legacy have been put up for sale by my son and ex-manager, Marc," he wrote.

"These items belong to me and I have taken action to recover them. I have placed no items for sale – whether by auction or otherwise."

The legendary South Africa had trophies from all four of the majors he won listed on the Golden Age Auctions website in 2020 without his permission. They eventually sold for just under £450,000.

Between 1959 and 1978, Player won The Masters three times, The Open three times, the PGA Championship twice and the US Open once.

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