Gary Player’s Son Reveals Masters Lifetime Ban

Wayne Player, son of 9-times champion Gary Player, has revealed he received a life ban from The Masters after his controversial marketing campaign at the 2021 Opening Ceremony.

Player Jr. joins his father and fellow rookie honours, Jack Nicklaus and Lee Elder on the first stepping stone to the proceedings. Elder was making his honorary debut after being invited by Augusta National Officials in recognition of being the first African-American master’s contender. His poor health prevented him from playing a bullet but his presence was felt when Fred Ridley addressed the patrons with an honest letter.