Gary Player's son has been banned from Augusta National Golf Club as a result of his shocking golf ball stunt during the traditional honorary starter's ceremony at The Masters on Thursday.
Wayne Player, 58, was caught advertising a sleeve of golf balls while Augusta National chairman Fred Ridley was giving his speech about Lee Elder, the first black golfer to play in The Masters back in 1975.
Elder, 86, joined record 18-time major champion Jack Nicklaus, 81, and nine-time major winner Gary Player, as honorary starters for the 85th Masters.
Unfortunately Elder was unable to hit a shot off the 1st tee due to health reasons, but it was still an incredibly special moment to witness.
It was just a shame it was ruined somewhat by Wayne Player's disrespectful stunt where he held up a sleeve of OnCore golf balls.
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As a result of his actions, Wayne Player has now been banned from Augusta National and The Masters, according to his brother Marc.
"Wayne has since correctly been banned from Augusta National and The Masters tournament," tweeted Marc Player.
"What a shame. What an embarrassment. What a bad decision to allow him on the first tee after years of similar shenanigans. My apologies to all."
Can't think of a tournament in recent history that's had a more contrasting beginning and end. pic.twitter.com/mED73R1tSN— Kyle Porter (@KylePorterCBS) April 12, 2021
Wayne Player was arrested in 2019 over fraud charges from a rental agreement he made for housing during the 2018 Masters.