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MY 31st HOLE-IN-ONE

New memories are made each year at Augusta National. From the professionals vying for the right to wear the Green Jacket on Sunday to the children experiencing a pimento cheese sandwich for the first time, it’s one of the most special weeks of the entire golf world’s annual calendar. Becoming the first international champion of The Masters in 1961 was extraordinary. Capturing my third Green Jacket at 42 years of age after a dramatic seven-shot comeback victory on Sunday is debatably the finest moment in my 64-year career as a professional. Even to this day, The Masters brings new and unforgettable experiences and memories. My final time playing this great tournament in 2009, I set the record for appearances at […]
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2017 LEGENDS OF GOLF BRINGS GOLF GREATS BACK TO THE OZARKS, USHERS IN NEXT WAVE OF WORLD-CLASS GOLF AT BIG CEDAR LODGE

Noted conservationist and Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris joined golf legend Gary Player and officials from the PGA Tour and Big Cedar Lodge today to announce plans for the 2017 Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge and preview the latest jewel to join the premier golf oasis – the soon-to-open Gary Player-designed course. Golf’s greatest champions return to Big Cedar Lodge April 19-23. Legends of Golf attendees have a rare opportunity to witness golf’s living legends up close as they navigate the majestic courses at Top of the Rock Ozarks Heritage Preserve, the only Par-3 course to play host to a PGA TOUR tournament, and Buffalo Ridge Springs, recently named the number one ranked public […]
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FORBES INCLUDES GARY PLAYER DESIGNED FAMILY COURSE AMONG THE MOST EAGERLY AWAITED NEW GOLF COURSES OF 2017

An article in Forbes has named the new Gary Player Family Course at Big Cedar Lodge one of the most eagerly awaited new golf courses of 2017. The new 13-hole course designed by Gary Player is set to open later this year near Johnny Morris’ Big Cedar Lodge in Hollister, Missouri. The course will wind through breathtaking rock formations and showcase some of the most dramatic views in the Ozarks. Big Cedar Lodge Resort’s family appeal inspired Gary Player to create a golf experience designed as an accessible experience for families, juniors, and newcomers to the game. One of the main goals of the new short course is creating enjoyment of the game of golf for all ages and skill levels. […]
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BLACK KNIGHT INTERNATIONAL LAUNCHES NEW GARY PLAYER WEBSITE

Black Knight International announced today that they have launched a new Gary Player website including the various entities managed by The Player Group at www.garyplayer.com. Recognized as the most successful international golfer of all time, the new Gary Player website gives users an in-depth look far beyond the Black Knight’s golf career. Fans will learn about the man himself, his lifetime achievements and stats, and the many victories he accumulated during his career spanning six decades. In addition, visitors also can view the latest information about Gary Player Design, The Player Foundation, the Gary Player Invitational global series, the Gary Player Golf Academy, Player Real Estate, the Gary Player Stud Farm, Dr. Ian Player’s legacy, purchase Black Knight merchandise, and […]
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GOLF’S ANNUAL DATE WITH INDIA TO BE HOSTED BY DLF GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB

We’ve been warned that March will be hotter than usual. But golf – that (to some) mystifying game in which folks are happy to tee off in 40 degrees Celsius or 5 degrees C, stiff ocean breezes or lowland humidity, amid flurries of snow or sideways sleet – doesn’t wait for ideal conditions. Anyway, the heat at this time of year is bearable, both for those inside the ropes and outside of them. So that sets the stage perfectly for the Hero Indian Open, which returns to the city of Gurgaon for the first time since 2009, with the DLF Golf & Country Club playing host from March 9 to 12. But there are a couple of key differences between […]
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FROM THE BLACK KNIGHT ARCHIVES: CHARLIE SIFFORD, FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN PRO ON PGA TOUR

Throughout Gary Player’s long career, he has had the opportunity to meet and play alongside other leading figures in the game of golf. One of those such figures was Charlie Sifford. Sifford was the first African-American to play on the PGA Tour. Sifford and Player played together in many events, including the 1962 U.S. Open. Charlie Sifford began golfing professionally in 1948, competing in golf tournaments organized by black golfers for themselves before the PGA TOUR was open to them. Sifford won the United Golf Association’s National Negro Open six times. Sifford joined the PGA TOUR in 1961. His career highlights include winning the 1967 Greater Hartford Open and the 1969 Los Angeles Open. He also won the 1963 Puerto […]
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