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Arnold Palmer’s green jacket is said to have been stolen from Augusta National, among other places

Following a successful Masters tournament last weekend, a surprising incident has been reported at Augusta National. Golf legend Arnold Palmer’s green jacket from his 1958 Masters victory was reportedly stolen from the golf course.

The coat has now been successfully collected. However, the investigation revealed that the theft was allegedly committed by a former Augusta warehouse coordinator, Richard Brendan Globensky, who is accused of stealing this iconic piece, among other things.

According to reports, millions of dollars worth of merchandise and memorabilia, including the jacket, were stolen from the golf course between 2009 and 2022 and transported to Tampa, Florida for resale.

After the incident occurred, an Augusta member reported that the jacket was missing. He immediately sought help from an intermediary, who then pointed out the location where the jacket would be traded for a reported $3.6 million.

In March 2023, the FBI tracked down the seller and recovered the jacket. Meanwhile, Globensky, the suspect, will now plead guilty to these charges on May 15, 2024.

It is important to note that Arnold Palmer had a flourishing golf career during his tenure as a professional golfer. He has won seven tournaments, including four Masters victories. His first victory came in 1958, followed by victories in 1960, 1962 and 1964. Palmer was honored after his death for his outstanding contributions to golf.

How has Augusta National honored Arnold Palmer’s legacy?

Arnold Palmer died in 2016 at the age of 87. He was connected to the Masters event in countless ways. The golf legend competed in the tournament until 2004, after which he was a regular member of the Masters organizers at Augusta National Golf Course.

He even served as an honorary starter for the same tournament from 2007 to 2016. In 2017, Billy Payne and Kathleen Palmer, president of Augusta National Golf Club, draped a green jacket over a chair on the golf course in honor of the late Arnold Palmer.

In addition, fans on the golf course were provided with Arnie’s Army buttons to pay tribute to the golfing veteran. After this, Payne finally asked everyone present to observe a moment of silence in honor of one of the greatest golfers the sport has ever seen.