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Gary Player

November 1, 1935
5'7"
1953
Player Bio:
Known as the Black Knight, Mr. Fitness and the International Ambassador of Golf, Gary Player is one of the most successful and perhaps ageless international golfers of all time. A 1974 inductee into the World Golf Hall of Fame, Player has 165 career wins. He completed the grand slam at the age of 29 in 1965 and won nine major titles in his career, including three Masters (1961, 1974, 1978), three British Opens (1959, 1968, 1974), two PGA Championships (1962, 1972) and the US Open (1965). His transition to the Champions Tour was marked by just as much success.
 
Player has three Senior PGA Championships (1986, 1988 and 1990), two Senior U.S. Opens (1987, 1988), three Senior British Opens (1988, 1990 and 1997) and the Senior Players Championship (1987). The winner of the South African Sportsman of the Century Award, Player is known for his great physical fitness. In 1998, he proved just how fit he was, when, at age 62, he became the oldest golfer to ever make the cut at the Masters, breaking a 25-year-old record held by Sam Snead. Player is also a renowned golf course architect with more than 300 design projects throughout the world. He breeds thoroughbred horses at Gary Player Stud Farm. He is known for his philanthropy, especially in his work to provide and promote youth education and combat obesity in young people.
Recent Tournaments
2/20/2011
11 ACE Group Classic
$736
79
2/21/2010
10 Allianz Championship
$782
79
2/14/2010
10 ACE Group Classic
$1,568
T67
1/24/2010
10 Mitsubishi Electric Championship
$12,000
36
9/6/2009
09 Walmart First Tee Open
$1,659
T71
8/30/2009
09 Boeing Classic
$1,044
76
8/23/2009
09 JELD-WEN Tradition
$2,860
67
3/29/2009
09 Cap Cana Championship
$1,302
75
3/15/2009
09 AT&T Champions Classic
$864
77
3/8/2009
09 Toshiba Classic
$1,445
T69