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Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Gary Player’s Triumphant 1978 Masters Victory

Augusta National has seen some of golf’s most heroic moments. The sport’s greatest players have been able to capture glory on that hallowed ground in North Georgia. Names such as Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Tiger Woods, and yes, Gary Player. This spring at The Masters will mark the 40th anniversary of one of the tournament’s most memorable moments, when a 42-year-old from South Africa came roaring back on a Sunday afternoon to earn a third and final green jacket. Entering the 1978 Masters Tournament, Gary Player was not the favorite to take home the title. Considering his age, Player seemed like a long shot. The first three days of play were rather uneventful for player, producing two rounds of 72, […]
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BMW GOLF CUP INTERNATIONAL: GUEST OF HONOUR GARY PLAYER TOPS OFF UNFORGETTABLE WEEK IN SOUTH AFRICA

Around 100,000 enthusiastic amateur golfers took part in the BMW Golf Cup International around the world and dreamed of qualifying for the World Final. The dream of 109 of those golfers came true in George, South Africa this week. At the Montagu and Outeniqua golf courses, designed by guest of honour Gary Player (RSA), they competed for the coveted title. Team Thailand ended the tournament at the top of the team standings. Nine-time Majors’ winner Player presented players from Thailand, Taiwan and Australia with the winner trophies for the individual rankings at the closing gala dinner. “The motto for the World Final of the BMW Golf Cup International is ‘once in a lifetime’. In South Africa, the participants and their […]
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SAADIYAT BEACH GOLF CLUB JOINS AUDUBON COOPERATIVE SANCTUARY PROGRAM

One of the UAE’s most popular golfing destinations, Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, designed by Gary Player, has received recognition in Environmental Planning from the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses (ACSP). Administered by Audubon International, the program is designed to help landowners preserve and enhance the environmental quality of their property. The plan was developed by Corey Finn, Assistant Golf Course Superintendent, who is also recognised for his efforts in planning for environmental stewardship. The Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses provides an educational service to help existing golf courses develop effective conservation and wildlife enhancement programmes and achieve recognition for their efforts. After the environmental plan is approved, properties in the program may apply for recognition in […]
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17 YEARS AFTER FIRST MASTERS, GARY PLAYER WINS A THIRD

Today: 40th anniversary – Gary Player wins third Masters It was hot, with summer-like temperatures, in Augusta on April 9, 1978. However, nothing was hotter than Gary Player that day. The South African stood in 10th place entering the final round, seven strokes behind leader Hubert Green who was 10-under par. At 42, and 17 years after his first Masters victory, he was an afterthought in the golf tournament. However, Player shot a final-round course-record 64, an 8-under par round that included nine birdies and one bogey, to overcome the deficit and finish at 11-under par. He posted a 30 on the back nine with six birdies, with only pars on Nos. 11, 14 and 17. Player defeated Green, Tom Watson […]
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Many congratulations Bubba Watson on your Dell Technologies Match Play victory. You are so good for our game. Fine form you are in heading into Augusta. My very best. GP ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations on your first PGA TOUR win Brice Garnett. What an impressive feat going wire to wire. Love how you recognized the importance of your wife to your success in golf. Same for me. Best. GP ... See MoreSee Less

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