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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 52 and it remains at the top to this day. It’s a tribute my longevity in golf which I dedicate to my consistent exercise regimen and healthy diet. I knelt […]
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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 of The Masters, beating Palmer by one stroke. At the 1974 Masters Tournament, Player not only acquired the second of his three Masters titles, but also his seventh Major Championship. […]
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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 who famously accused Kerzner of talking “bulls**t” upon hearing about the Sun City project and the now famous Gary Player Country Club golf course which is widely considered the best […]
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