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CART-POOL KARAOKE: #GOLFANDGIVING AND A LOT OF FUN AT THE 2017 GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL IN ABU DHABI

Professional golfers are some of the most skilled athletes on the planet. The game calls for hand-eye dexterity, physical power, accuracy, patience and fortitude, attributes few possess, let alone can showcase in pressure-packed settings. To reach the sport’s highest levels of competition is an achievement in itself. So it’s totally understandable, then, if said golfers fall short in other arenas of talent. Such as singing. A group of players at the recent Gary Player Invitational tried their own iteration of “The Late Late Show” host James Corden’s popular “Carpool Karaoke” segment. The results were…well, see for yourself: In a surprise to no one, Player had the best pipes of the bunch. The rest, however, might need a vocal lesson or […]
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SUPERSTAR SPORT AND GENEROSITY THE FOCUS OF ABU DHABI’S SECOND GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL

Almost 100 professional golfers, celebrities, sporting greats and business leaders descended on Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Beach Golf Club yesterday, 6 February, to join host and course designer, Gary Player, for the emirate’s second hosting of the Gary Player Invitational. Held in conjunction with the Abu Dhabi Sports Council, under the Patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, the Abu Dhabi event opened the 2017 global series of six worldwide events, which together have helped The Player Foundation raise more than 227 million dirhams for charities worldwide. Among Mr Player’s special guests for Abu Dhabi’s second union of Golf and Giving were figures from the sport, music and celebrity worlds including golf pros Darren Clarke and Trevor Immelmann; […]
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THE STARS WHO WON’T GET OLD EXPLAIN HOW TOM BRADY DOES IT

Tom Brady still looks like the youngest guy in the room. Even at age 39. Stand the Patriots quarterback next to Matt Ryan, his Falcons counterpart in Super Bowl LI, and it looks like Brady is hanging out with his uncle despite the fact Ryan is eight years younger. How does Brady do it? How does Mr. Perfect constantly look, well, so perfect 17 years into his career in a league that generally pulverizes players’ careers well before they reach 30? This is something that — along with the rest of us mere mortals — 30-, 40- and 50-something-year-olds who are elite athletes from other sports have marveled at from afar. This week, in advance of Sunday’s Super Bowl at […]
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GARY PLAYER DESIGN TO ADD SHORT COURSE TO BIG CEDAR LODGE, BEST NEW GOLF DESTINATION IN AMERICA

A native son is creating one of the country’s best golf destinations in the heart of the Ozarks. Johnny Morris grew up exploring the forests and fishing the rivers of the Ozark Mountains outside of Branson, Mo. Over the past three decades, the 68-year-old founder of Bass Pro Shops has dedicated himself to creating a reason for outsiders to discover the land he holds so dear. Big Cedar Lodge (bigcedar.com), which he opened about 10 miles south of Branson in 1988, is an outdoor playground of a resort, with a roster of recreational activities that includes fishing, clay shooting, and horseback riding. First and foremost, however, Big Cedar is a golf resort—and one of the most underrated ones in the […]
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DLF GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB TO HOST HERO INDIAN OPEN

Defending champion S.S.P. Chawrasia and Anirban Lahiri will return to the Hero Indian Open for this year’s edition of the golf tournament which is expected to see the largest line-up of top Indian golfers at Gurugram’s DLF Golf & Country Club from March 9 to 12, it was announced on Tuesday. Apart from the two, Gaganjeet Bhullar, Jeev Milkha Singh, Jyoti Randhawa, Arjun Atwal, Rashid Khan, Shiv Kapur and Rahil Gangjee are also expected to participate. While the final list of players will be confirmed closer to the tournament, some leading players from the European and Asian Tours are also set to play in the Hero Indian Open this year. Fresh home-grown talent like S. Chikka, Shubhankar Sharma and Khalin […]
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INSIDE TEAM PLAYER

Business manager… PR man… personal chef… devoted wife – they all keep one of golf’s icons as energetic and venerated as ever, aged 81. What does it take to keep a legend like Gary Player on the road, travelling the world to play, speak and promote the game at age 81? A lot of expertise, effort and enthusiasm, is the unsurprising answer. The man himself is a one-off. Since winning the 1955 Egyptian Match Play – the first of his 167 pro titles – and sleeping on the beach the night before his first Open at St Andrews four years earlier, Player has become a global icon. One of only five men to achieve the Grand Slam, he won nine […]
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Jordan Spieth many congratulations on your 9th PGA TOUR victory & simply outstanding performance at Pebble Beach. Now for Augusta. My very best. GP ... See MoreSee Less

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