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ME AND MY MOTOR: THE GOLFER GARY PLAYER

Gary Player, who won all of golf’s major tournaments, claims modern superstars of the game are pale imitations of the big names of yesteryear. “Golfers from 100 years ago would have trounced the current lot,” he says. “There is no one on the circuit today who would have defeated Ben Hogan or Sam Snead. Today, they play on manicured greens with bunkers raked smooth. I used to walk up fairways covered in daisies. Even the modern golf ball flies 50 yards further.” The South African won nine majors and 167 tournaments, and is one of only five golfers to have completed the career Grand Slam — winning all of the sport’s major championships. Born in Johannesburg in 1935, Player was only eight when his mother died of cancer, and his father often had to work away from home in the goldmines. “The first car I ever travelled in belonged to […]
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MASTERS 2018: WHY GARY PLAYER CONTINUES HIS CRUSADE

Here’s a sentence you never thought you’d read: Gary Player is beat. He sinks into a couch on the first floor of the Augusta National clubhouse, needing a brief respite from, well, being Gary Player. “These weeks are wonderful,” Player says, “but they are busy.” Busy if you’re Gary Player. For most elder green jacket winners, the Masters is a homecoming: back slaps, catch-ups, the retelling of exhausted stories. But the Black Knight is not them. If you had no prior knowledge of Player and encountered him under Augusta National’s Big Oak Tree on Monday, you would have thought he was running for office. He was conducting interviews, shaking hands, making impromptu speeches. He tried to give everyone time, and if couldn’t he promised to return. This has been a Player routine for a number of years—not just at the Masters, but most big-time events and, frankly, whenever the mood […]
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WATCH: Barstool Sports with Gary Player at the Masters

Part 1: A Tour of the Black Knight House from the legend himself. Part 2: A Workout with Mr. Fitness and a Trip Down Magnolia Lane
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