Au­gusta Na­tional sues to stop auc­tion of green jack­ets

South Florida Times - - SPORTS - By KATE BRUMBACK As­so­ci­ated Press

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.

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