Player to Sell $5 Million of Memorabilia


Gary Player has placed a number of his personal golf memorabilia items up for action with a price tag of more than $5 million. Included in the collection are items gathered from more than 50 years in the game.
Player, a native of South Africa, said he was finally persuaded by his family to sell the souvenirs. He has six children and 11 grandchildren, as well as his wife, Vivienne.
Included in the items for sale is the green jacket won during the Masters of 1961. He took the jacket home to Johannesburg after losing the 1962 Masters in a playoff to Arnold Palmer. Player was supposed to leave the jacket at the club, as are all winners.
Also for sale is the putter which Player used to win the Grand Slam - the Masters, U.S. Open, British Open and the PGA.
Included in the collection are trophies, medals, paintings, shoes, clubs, gloves, books and memorabilia from the career of Player.
The sale is by Christie's in London and is, hopefully to a buyer who will keep all the items together, possibly putting it on display for the public.