‘Kick Him Off’: Despite Recreating an Iconic Moment, Golf World Shows No Love to Gary Player After Augusta National Controversy

In the lead-up to the 87th Masters, one person has dominated headlines away from the action. While three-time Masters champion Gary Player isn’t competing at the event, he was at hand for the ceremonial tee shot at the Augusta National. Looking fit and firing in his late 80s, the yesteryear legend also took fans down memory lane with his iconic kick celebration. While the celebration was quite a sight, it failed to win the hearts of the fans in light of his recent statements.

Gary Player’s celebration draws criticism from fans
The nine-time major championship winner has been a regular at the ceremonial tee shot to open the Masters Tournament. Sporting an all-black attire, the 87-year-old was the first among three legends to open the competition, with his tee shot comfortably reaching the fairways

After receiving a warm round of applause, Gary Player showed his appreciation with his iconic kick-of-the-leg celebration. While it was cheered on at the course, netizens online weren’t pleased. Here’s a selection of those tweets.


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