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10 OF OUR FAVORITE QUOTES FROM THE BLACK KNIGHT

“I played with many golfers who were way better than me, but I won majors and they didn’t. The swing is not the thing. The mind gets you out of a bind. Attitude and determination are more important than your swing.” “Try to get winded 30 minutes a day. Whether it’s climbing stairs in your house, riding an exercise bike or jumping rope, the key is to get at least slightly out of breath for 30 minutes. It’s practically impossible to be badly out of shape if you do this each and every day.” “I can beat most 40-year-olds in the gym at my age. I don’t see myself as old. I look at myself as young. The more you […]
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TEAM WOOSNAM WINS, BUT “GOLF AND GIVING” IS THE REAL CHAMPION

Masters champion Ian Woosnam claimed his second Gary Player Invitational victory, but his first in the South African tournament on the global series when he led his team to a two-stroke victory at the Lost City Golf Course at Sun City on Sunday. Woosnam and his team of Bafana Bafana football star Matthew Booth and businessmen Marc Viakovsky and Laurent Girouille made two crucial birdies over the final two holes to take the iconic Baobab Trophy with a score of 34 under par. Tournament host Gary Player and his team of Springbok rugby player Owen Nkumane and businessmen Roger Gauntlett and Alex Maditsi finished second on 32 under par. Woosnam previously won the London GPI tournament on the Gary Player […]
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SUNSHINE TOUR PROS HAVE NOTHING BUT RESPECT FOR THE BLACK KNIGHT

Sunshine Tour professional Jean Hugo was a 19-year-old amateur when he first played a round of golf with Gary Player. This weekend, Hugo will feel a similar sense of awe as one of four Sunshine Tour professionals who have been invited to play in the Gary Player Invitational presented by Coca-Cola at Sun City. Hugo, Richard Sterne and Keenan Davidse will join Masters champion Trevor Immelman as the Sunshine Tour members in the field of golfers, sports stars, celebrities and business leaders supporting the Black Knight’s charity tournament at the Lost City Golf Course. “Mr Player was my idol growing up,” said Hugo. “I just loved the perseverance and hard work he represented. There aren’t enough words for what he […]
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GARY PLAYER INSPIRES EVERYONE TO KEEP ON GIVING

Gary Player had just walked off the green after a practice round with Sir Kenny Dalglish ahead of the Gary Player Invitational presented by Coca-Cola when he was asked to define some of the qualities needed to become a champion. “Something called IT,” said the Black Knight. “Whatever IT is. Who knows? But you’ve got to have IT.” This something that not even the only man on the planet to win the Grand Slam of Majors on both the regular and senior tours can define will resonate around Sun City this week, having captured the attention of global superstars in sport, entertainment and business who have come to support the drive for #GolfandGiving in South Africa. IT is what has […]
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GARY PLAYER’S SENIOR BRITISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP VICTORIES RECOGNIZED AS MAJORS BY THE PGA TOUR IN USA 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    20 November 2018 (Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida) The PGA Tour Policy Advisory Board voted today to retroactively recognize all the Senior Open Championship winners as official Champions Tour Major Winners. As a three-time winner of the Senior Open, Gary Player will now officially be recognized as a nine-time Senior Major champion by the PGA Tour and the PGA Champions Tour as he has always been by the remainder of the golfing world. The Asian & European Tours, R&A and World Golf Hall of Fame already recognized the Senior Open Championship as a Senior Major, but now the PGA Tour and Champions Tour in the USA will at last join golf’s most influential bodies in honoring all Senior Open […]
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Davidse overawed by Gary Player’s invitation to join the stars in “Golf and Giving”

Sunshine Tour professional Keenan Davidse was at home having dinner when he received a phone call informing him that Gary Player had personally invited him to join some of the biggest stars in golf, sport, entertainment and business playing in the Gary Player Invitational presented by Coca-Cola. The event will take place at The Lost City Golf Course from 22-25 November. “It was unreal. I was blown away. I couldn’t even finish my meal after that. I mean, this is Gary Player we’re talking about,” said Davidse. The young professional has been given the opportunity of a lifetime to tee it up in a field including the Black Knight himself, as well as World Golf Hall of Famer, entrepreneur, and […]
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