When Jack Nicklaus
Was Outraged by Gary Player’s Son

The Masters’ ceremonial tee shot is one of the most prestigious moments in golf. Moreover, every year three legendary golfers get an opportunity to start the iconic tournament. However, in 2021 there was a massive controversy after the ceremonial tee shot, leaving the legendary Jack Nicklaus outraged over Gary Player’s son.

Wayne Player at
2021 masters

Gary Player’s son Wayne Player was present at the 2021 Masters as the legendary Lee Elder joined Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player for the ceremonial tee shot.

scenario at 2021 masters

 When Lee Elder was taking his tee shot, Wayne stood right behind Elder with a box of OnCore golf balls in his hands. In hindsight, it appeared like an attempt to promote the golf balls, which created a huge uproar in the golfing world.

wayne player talks about what happened

Along with the fans, even Jack Nicklaus was upset, revealed Player recently. “I understand why people took offense to it,” said Player. “Jack, the golden bear himself, told me, ‘What are you thinking?’ I said, ‘You know, Jack, you’re right.’ You have to be accountable when you mess up.”

Augusta National banned wayne player

Moreover, the Augusta National banned Player from the club as a strict measure for his golf ball promotion. While it was subtle, there was no mercy shown to the legendary golfer's son! 

Gary Player found himself in a similar situation in front of Jack Nicklaus at the 2022 Masters

The honorary starters for the 2022 Masters were Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, and Tom Watson. During the ceremonial tee shot, Gary Player wore a t-shirt with a Golf Saudi logo around his neck. Furthermore, currently, there are plenty of opinions going around about Greg Norman starting a rival league with the help of Saudis.

no consequences for the South African golfer

Wearing a tee with the Golf Saudi logo invited plenty of criticism moments after the ceremonial tee shots. However, the organizers did not consider this an offense,  apart from criticism from the public.

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