Teamed with Harold Henning to win the World Cup Trophy (Team) for South Africa at the Club de Campo in Madrid. They were leading with one round to go, and Player woke up with a stiff neck. He told Henning he didn’t think he would be able to play and was curtly informed, “Tell my lawyer, not me. I’ll see you on the first tee!” After swallowing several painkillers, Gary not only played, but also won the best individual score as well and received the World Cup Trophy (Individual).