The young black golfers on the Ivory Coast carried Player high on their shoulders, something he will always appreciate and will remember forever. Gary began with a 66 and was alone in second place. After a playoff against Peter Townsend, he added this tournament to his total of international victories with a score of 26-under-par. This was Gary’s first triumph of the 1980s, the fourth decade in which he had won. Player and Townsend met each other in playoffs in three different countries: Africa, Australi, and Spain, and Player won them all!