Ten fun facts about Gary Player


Fact 1
Player is widely regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of golf.

Fact 2
At the age 29, Player won the 1965 U.S. Open and became the only non-American to win all four majors, known as the career Grand Slam.

Fact 3
Player became only the third golfer in history to win the Grand Slam, following Ben Hogan and Gene Sarazen. Since then, only Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods have won the Grand Slam.


Fact 4
Over his career, Player accumulated an impressive nine major championships on the regular tour and six Champions Tour major championship victories, as well as three Senior British Open Championships on the European Senior Tour.

Fact 5
Player has won 165 tournaments on six continents over six decades and was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1974.

Fact 6
He has also authored or co-written 36 golf books.

Fact 7
Nicknamed the Black Knight, Mr. Fitness, and the International Ambassador of Golf, Player is also a renowned golf course architect with more than 325 design projects on 5 continents throughout the world.

Fact 8
The Gary Player Stud Farm has received worldwide acclaim for breeding top thoroughbred race horses, including 1994 Epsom Derby entry Broadway Flyer.

Fact 9
He operates The Player Foundation, which has a primary objective of promoting underprivileged education around the world.

Fact 10
His business interests are represented by Black Knight International, which includes Gary Player Design, Player Real Estate, The Player Foundation, Gary Player Academies, and Black Knight Enterprises, aspects of which include licensing, events, publishing, wine, apparel and memorabilia.


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