Judge halts sale of Masters jacket

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The question of who owns a green jacket from the Masters is at the center of a dispute that is now headed to trial.

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Tuesday, March 05, 2013 | 7:56 p.m.

A judge in Dallas has ordered an auction company to hold onto a champion's green jacket from the Masters until a trial can be held to determine its ownership.

Judge Emily Tobolowsky granted Augusta National Golf Club a temporary injunction 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, was granted a temporary restraining order days before the jacket was to be auctioned.

Golf memorabilia collector Stephen Pyles says there's no proof the jacket was stolen, and disputes the club's claims that Masters jackets are supposed to remain at the club.

The Golf Buzz covered this story in detail on Sunday, and you can catch up on every aspect of it here.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.