Golf Innerview with Ann Liguori

Gary Player opens up

After son goes rogue on 1st tee at Masters, 3-time champion calls act 'wrong’ and gives Augusta National the OK to take action

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Host Ann Liguori shares her exclusive interview with Gary Player, who opens up about the controversy surrounding his son Wayne’s conduct at the honorary-starter’s ceremony at the Masters, on reports that Augusta National Golf Club might ban Wayne from attending future Masters. “That wasn’t the most intelligent thing to do,” Player said of his son's rogue marketing stunt. “I don’t think he did it with any malice … but it was wrong.” Player also discusses his son Marc’s comments about the incident, his friendship with Lee Elder, how the 85-year-old South African, a three-time Masters champion, trains for that ceremonial first shot every year, Hideki Matsuyama’s historic victory and more.

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