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Auction of Masters jacket halted

Image: Art Wall Jr.'s 1959 Masters jacket (© Green Jacket Auctions)
The ownership of this Art Wall Jr. 1959 Masters champion jacket is in question.
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DALLAS (AP)

DUSTIN JOHNSON AND PAULINA GRETZKY

TROPHY WAGs

For some golfers, the biggest prizes aren't their tournament wins but their wives and girlfriends.

A judge in Dallas is ordering an auction company to hold onto a champion's green jacket from the Masters golf tournament until ownership can be determined at trial.

Judge Emily Tobolowsky granted Augusta National Golf Club a temporary injunction Monday to stop Dallas-based Heritage Auctions from selling the jacket won by Art Wall Jr. in 1959. Last month the club, which claims the jacket was stolen from there, was granted a temporary restraining order days before it was to be auctioned.

The Dallas Morning News reports Stephen Pyles of Florida, who paid about $61,000 for the jacket at auction last year, now wants Heritage to sell it.

Pyles says there's no proof the jacket was stolen and disputes the club's claims that Masters jackets are supposed to remain there.

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