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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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THE GREEN JACKET

Gary Player rose to international fame representing the nation of South Africa in an athletic sphere that was overwhelmingly dominated by Americans, especially at the Masters Tournament. The Grand-Slam winning golfer famously became the first international champion at the 25th Masters Tournament in 1961. Later, he would go on to win The Masters twice more: in 1974 and 1978. The 1961 Masters Tournament got off to a rocky start after scores for certain rounds on the first day of the tournament were erased due to heavy rain. In the erased round, Player was leading over defending champion Arnold Palmer. When the rounds were replayed the next day, Player still managed to overcome Palmer. This made him the first international champion […]
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RESORT TYCOON SOL KERZNER COMES OUT OF RETIREMENT TO DEVELOP ESTATE

The 82-year-old tycoon, who along with Gary Player put South Africa on the tourist map with his Sun City development, has booted aside retirement to develop a patch of his home turf – a mountainside overlooking Cape Town. This week he offered the Sunday Times an exclusive glimpse of his personal hideaway, which he bought 34 years ago at the insistence of his then wife, former Miss World Anneline Kriel. He also spoke candidly about his extraordinary career and animated meetings with the who’s who of South African politics – including Nelson Mandela, Gary Player, FW de Klerk and Mangosuthu Buthelezi. A markedly sentimental Kerzner also reflected on heart-warming encounters with other South African icons, including golf icon Gary Player […]
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EAT CLEAN, PLAY BETTER

Cameron Tringale doesn’t hesitate when asked to describe his worst day of eating, nutritionally speaking. He was in Savannah, Ga., for St. Patrick’s Day, strolling the river and eating funnel cake, the type of food that’s great for fairs if not necessarily the human body. And that wasn’t his only delicious, but sub-optimal, gut-bomb. “I remember walking along eating one of those massive turkey legs, the kind of thing that Fred Flintstone would eat,” Tringale says. “I’ve eaten some pretty ugly stuff.” Gary Player notwithstanding, the standard greasy, salty, doughy, sugary grab-and-go diet was once fairly common on the PGA TOUR. Today, a small but growing number of players are eating more like not only Player but also 12-time Grand […]
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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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MASTERS HAS INTERNATIONAL FLAVOR

Golfers who were born outside of the United States are now the norm, not the exception, at the Masters Tournament. In 2016, 49 of the 89 golfers who started were international players. The foreign-born players have outnumbered the Americans since 2007. Changes in qualifications — the top 50 in the World Golf Ranking earn invitations — have brought more of an international flair. Last year was a prime example of the international power: nine of the 14 players who finished at the top, led by winner Danny Willett of England, were from foreign countries. In 1961, though, 73 of the 88 starters were Americans. And Arnold Palmer, the defending champion at Augusta National Golf Club, was their leader. Gary Player, […]
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Congratulations on your 1st PGA TOUR victory Wesley Bryan. Fantastic to break through in your home state on Easter Sunday. Strength to strength. GP ... See MoreSee Less

Many congratulations Edoardo Molinari on your European Tour playoff win. Superb effort & happy to see you back in the winner's circle! FORZA! GP ... See MoreSee Less

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