Augusta National sues to stop auction of green jackets
ATLANTA (AP) - A lawsuit filed in Georgia seeks to stop an online auction of famed green jackets and other memorabilia associated with the Masters golf tournament held at Augusta National Golf Club.
The lawsuit filed Monday by Augusta National Inc., which owns the club and tournament, asks a judge to stop Florida-based Green Jacket Auctions Inc. from selling a champion's green jacket and two member green jackets in an online auction ending Saturday on the company's website.
Augusta National says it owns the jackets, which are supposed to stay on the golf club's grounds, and that Green Jacket Auctions doesn't have the right to possess or sell them.
Ryan Carey, co-owner of Green Jacket Auctions, said in an email that they dispute Augusta National's ownership claims and will litigate if necessary. fore those games, he might have pulled off the most impressive feat ever at the Big Ten championships, where he set three world records and tied a fourth in the span of 45 minutes - including a long jump mark that stood for a quarter century.
2. Bolt, Jamaica, Athletics - The only sprinter to capture the 100 and 200 titles at three consecutive Olympics has to settle for a silver here. His dominance on the track was only part of his story. Bolt was the life of the party every time he competed, captivating fans with his charisma, smile and that “To Di World'' pose. Finishing third in the 100 at the world championships in London, in what was billed as the last individual race of his career, does nothing to tarnish his legacy.
1. Phelps, United States, Swimming - In terms of his medal collection, no one comes close to the Baltimore Bullet. Granted, as a swimmer, he had a lot more chances to reach the podium, but that merely enhances what he was able to do over the span of five Olympics. Phelps competed in 30 events - and touched first an astonishing 23 times. With three silvers and two bronzes, as well, he set a standard that will likely never be duplicated.
He's already done enough to top this list.
Sergio Garcia, of Spain, celebrates at the green jacket ceremony after the Masters golf tournament.