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He’s at it again! Gary Player repeats Claret Jug trick at Masters Champions Dinner

The South African has found himself the centre of attention (again) for all the wrong reasons (again)
 

Gary Player just can’t help himself, can he?

He had already made headlines in the run up to the Masters when he rated the Augusta National showpiece bottom of the major championship leaderboard, despite being a three-time champion, before claiming he had to beg members to get a round for himself and his grandchildren at the famous venue.

And now, at the Masters Champions Dinner, he is the brunt of social media’s ire after fellow Green Jacket holder Trevor Immelman posted an image of his menu plastered with the attendees signatures.

See if you can spot it…

Yes, the 87-year-old apparently used a bolder pen – did he bring it himself? – and then stuck his scribble all over the Augusta National logo.

But we wouldn’t expect anything less from the man who did this to the Claret Jug…

Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, and 31 other past champions enjoyed an alleged LIV Golf-free zone on Tuesday nightm where even Phil Mickelson managed to behave himself.

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Matt Chivers

Matt Chivers

Now on the wrong side of 25, Matt has been playing golf since the age of 13 and was largely inspired to take up the game by countless family members who played golf during his childhood.

Matt is a member at Royal Cinque Ports in Deal playing off a 5 handicap, just a pitching wedge away from his hometown of Dover where he went to school and grew up. He has previously been a member at Etchinghill and Walmer and Kingsdown in Kent.

Having studied history at the University of Liverpool, Matt went on to pass his NCTJ Exams in Manchester a year later to fulfil his lifelong ambition of becoming a journalist. He picked up work experience along the way at places such as the Racing Post, the Independent, Sportsbeat and the Lancashire Evening Post.

Matt joined NCG in February 2023 and is the website’s main source of tour news, features and opinion. He has reported live from events such as The Open, the Ryder Cup and The Players Championship, having also interviewed and spoken to the likes of Rory McIlroy, Tommy Fleetwood, Lee Westwood, Graeme McDowell, Henrik Stenson, to name just a few.

Consuming tour golf on what is a 24/7 basis, you can come to Matt for informed views on the game and the latest updates on the PGA Tour, DP World Tour, LPGA Tour, Ladies European Tour and LIV Golf.

What’s in Matt’s bag: Cobra LTDx LS driver, Cobra LTDx 3-wood, TaylorMade P7MC irons, Ping Glide 4.0 wedges, Odyssey putter.

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