Wayne Player, the son of nine-time golf major winner Gary Player, was arrested in South Carolina last week and charged with fraud in connection with last year's Masters tournament.
According to the Augusta Chronicle, Wayne Player, 56, was charged with "deposit account fraud/bad check" after a check he wrote for two nights of a house rental at last year's Masters was returned for insufficient funds.
Subsequent attempts by the homeowner to reach Wayne Player were unsuccessful, until the son of the three-time Masters champion, offered $1,000 to settle the debt. That payment never arrived, and the homeowner contacted police in July of last year.
According to the Golf Channel, Wayne Player is also involved in a separate lawsuit for acting in "bad faith" over failing to deliver on a $6,850 Masters experience in 2018 that was said to include an open-bar dinner, tickets to the Par-3 Contest, tickets to the opening round of the Masters, and an audience with Gary Player.
Gary Player won the Masters in 1961, 1974 and 1978. He won the U.S. Open in 1965, the British Open in 1959, 1968 and 1974, and the PGA Championship in 1962 and 1972. He is one of just five golfers to have completed the career grand slam.