Gary Player is SUING both his son and grandson over latest dispute

Golf legend Gary Player is "reluctantly" suing his son Marc Player and his grandson Damian. 

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Fri, 23 Dec 2022
Gary Player is SUING both his son and grandson over latest dispute

Golf legend Gary Player is said to be "reluctantly" suing both his son Marc Player and his grandson Damian Player.

Player, 87, had already filed a legal complaint against his son Marc back in May, and he has now followed that with a recent lawsuit against Marc's son Damian. 

According to reports, Player, who won nine major championships between 1959 and 1978, alleges both Marc and Damian have tried to sell his golf memorabilia that includes trophies and clubs. 

This is despite an agreement requiring the items to be returned to Player after a business relationship between the parties ended in 2019.

Reports claim that Player has already seen several of his items sold against his wishes during a number of auctions in 2020 and 2021. 

One item that was sold included his 1974 Masters Tournament trophy for nearly $600,000. 

Other items that were sold included his South African Open trophy for nearly $50,000 and his golf irons that were used during his sole US Open victory in 1965 for $20,000. 

Player, who has six children, made it clear earlier this summer how all of these items were sold without his permission. 

He issued a strong statement back in August, which you can read here

Player was married to his wife Vivienne for more than 60 years before she sadly died of cancer last year. 

According to the latest lawsuit, it is also alleged that Marc Player failed to transfer social media accounts and the web domain name to his father. 

"Only with the greatest reluctance and after many years of trying to avoid this did Gary have to enforce his rights in this way," said Gary Player's attorney Stuart Singer.

Player is one of five golfers to complete the career grand slam in the modern era.

Other players include Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods.

Rory McIlroy will be looking to join the party with victory at The Masters in April. 

Player recently had some interesting words to say about LIV Golf

He took part in the PNC Championship with his grandson Jordan last week. 

Team Player finished tied 19th in the 20-team field. 

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