Why is Gary Player’s son Wayne Player banned from the Masters at Augusta?

Wayne Player, the son of golfer Gary Player, was banned from attending the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club after he was accused of involvement in a ticket-scalping scheme.

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According to reports, Wayne Player was arrested in August 2021 and charged with fraud and money laundering related to the sale of Masters tickets on the black market.

The charges allege that he purchased tickets to the tournament at face value and then resold them at a significant markup, netting more than $1 million in profits over several years.

After news of the charges became public, Augusta National Golf Club announced that Wayne Player had been banned from attending the Masters Tournament and that the club had revoked his access to the grounds.