Gary Player in fight to retrieve auction-listed trophies

Gary Player

Gary Player has revealed that he is attempting to have trophies won by him, currently listed for sale on a golf auction website, returned to him.

US memorabilia site Golden Age Golf Auctions is listing eight trophies won by the South African legend, including originals and certified replicas, which auctioneers are calling “the most important golf trophies to ever hit the auction block”.

The eight auction lots include trophies from all four major championships, as well as four senior major championship trophies.

• WATCH: Pro hits 439-yard bomb at Joburg Open

• Bryson set himself up to fail, says Lowry

• Is golf banned under Level 4 in Scotland?

The standout item is the original Masters Tournament trophy won by Player following his victory at Augusta National in 1978 – his third and final Masters win. At the time of publishing, it had attracted a top bid of $89,550.

There is also a scale model of his 1974 Open Championship Claret Jug, a scale model of his 1965 US Open Championship trophy, and an official large scale trophy from his 1972 PGA Championship win.

Listen!

WHAT RORY NEEDS TO DO TO WIN THE MASTERS

“To put this in perspective, in the entire history of sports memorabilia auctions (ours and all others), not only have these trophies never been offered at the same time, many of these trophies have never been offered for sale at all,” said a Golden Age Golf spokesperson.

“Outside the homes of Jack Nicklaus or Tiger Woods, it’s hard to imagine a more complete collection of major trophies ever being assembled together again.”

• Club donates remaining funds as it closes

• WATCH - Carly Booth stars in Paddy Power ad

It is not clear how Golden Age Golf Auctions came to be in possession of the trophies. However, it appears the auction is happening without the blessing of Player. In a statement posted on social media, the 85-year-old wrote: “I have been made aware of the online auction of replica trophies of certain golf tournaments that I have won.

“These trophies have been put up for auction without my permission and I am in the process of taking the necessary action to have them returned to me.”

The auction is currently listed to end on November 28.

Share this Article

share-logo
twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
WHY THIS SHOULD BE YOUR NEXT SPLIT SET - Callaway Apex irons review
Callaway
play button
IS THIS THE MOST FORGIVING DRIVER EVER??? - PING G425 review
Ping
play button
CAN AN UNPAINTED BALL HELP YOU PLAY BETTER??? - Wilson Staff Model golf balls review
Wilson
play button
THE MOST UNDERRATED DRIVER MONEY CAN BUY - BUT WHAT IS IT?
Srixon
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

Report: Two-time major champion Angel Cabrera arrested
Rescheduled Scottish Golf Tourism Week 2020 now cancelled
Bubba Watson: Twitter reacts to latest addition to major champ's bag
Kevin Kisner has brilliant response when asked if he can win anywhere
COVID-19: Scottish golfers learn fate as lockdown restrictions tighten

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods: Inside his $41million Florida mansion
The very best pubs in St Andrews
The Scottish Golf Course Emoji Quiz!
24 lies every bad golfer tells
Doug Sanders: The extraordinary life of golf's original playboy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
Open up your left foot to get through the ball
Watch
play button
How to create more body turn
Callaway
play button
Improve your posture
Watch
play button
Stand closer to the ball
Watch
See all videos right arrow