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Professional Achievements

The winner of 165 tournaments world-wide, over five decades, Player is regarded as one of the greatest players in golf history.

A Golfing Great

  • Regular Tour scoring average of 70.3 (lowest - 68.9)
  • Senior Tour scoring average of 70.4 (lowest - 68.3)
  • Over $14 million in combined worldwide earnings
  • Victories in 27 consecutive years, ten years more than the second best
  • The World’s Most Traveled Athlete™ with over 15 million air miles

Winning Tradition

  • Winner of golf’s Grand Slam, one of only five golfers ever to do so, at the age of 29
  • Winner of nine Majors on the Regular PGA Tour, with a total of 44 top ten finishes, including five second place and three third place finishes
  • Winner of nine Majors on the Senior PGA Tour, with a total of 29 top ten finishes, including two second place and six third place finishes
  • Only winner of the Grand Slam on both the Regular and Senior Tours
  • Winner of the South African Open a record thirteen times
  • Winner of the Australian Open a record seven times
  • Winner of the World Match Play Championship a record five times
  • Winner of the World Series of Golf three times
  • Winner of the World Cup for South Africa once and of the individual title twice
  • Winner of tournaments in 28 consecutive years, eleven more that the next best placed
  • One of only three golfers, and the only “modern day” player, to win the British Open Championship in three different decades

Other Professional Achievements

  • Oldest player to make the cut at the Open Championship (age 59 in 1995)
  • Oldest player to make the cut at the Masters (age 62 in 1998)
  • Holds the records for most consecutive cuts made at the Masters with 23
  • Ranked by Golf Digest, Golf and Asian Golf magazines in Top 10 All-Time Greatest Golfers Ever
  • Holder of tournament lowest round record in the USPGA Championship (63 at Shoal Creek G.C. in 1984)
  • Shot 59, the lowest ever score in professional golf, in the 1974 Brazilian Open, the only sub-60 score in any national Open Championship
  • Leading money winner on the PGA TOUR in 1961
  • Entered his 47th consecutive British Open in 2001