Gary Player turned heads before the forthcoming 2023 Masters when he ranked it dead last out of all the majors.
It should be noted that legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus shares the same opinion.
He worries just how welcome the past champions truly are.
The golfer stated to the publication that if he wants to arrange a practice round, he can't just call the club shop and make those arrangements.
Player, an honorary member of Augusta National, told the publication:
The 87-year-old slipped on the Green Jacket three times between 1961 and 1978.
He will join Nicklaus and Tom Watson once again to hit the ceremonial first tee shot at the 87th Masters this week.
There were doubts Watson would be physically well enough after having shoulder surgery but he has confirmed he's on the mend now.
Player made it clear to Golf that he wants no sympathy for having these opinions.
He just wants it known that without the players, Augusta would 'just be another course'.
It will be interesting to see how well Player's comments go down at Augusta National.
What did Gary Player say about the majors?
He told the DailyMail:
No doubt this topic will be on the agenda when chairman Fred Ridley hosts his annual press conference.
The 2023 Masters takes place over 6-9 April.