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About Gary Player
Gary Player, often referred to as the Black Knight, symbolizes all that world class golf is or was ever intended to be. Celebrating his 60
anniversary as a professional golfer in 2013, Player is a champion in every sense of the word. He has won 165 professional tournaments worldwide, and through the philanthropic efforts of The Player Foundation generated over
$50 million dollars
for the education of underprivileged children. Player, a master of the game, and a world leader in golf course design is credited with shaping more than 325 courses worldwide.
When Gary Player won the US Open in 1965 at age 29, he became only the third golfer to win the Grand Slam, following
and Gene Sarazen. Since then, only
and Tiger Woods have added their names to this elite group. Player has, to date, won nine major championships on the regular PGA Tour and nine on the Senior or Champions Tour. He is a three time President's Cup Captain and in 2000 received
Sportsman of the Century Award.
In addition to his 40 years of golf course design, Player currently serves as the Global Ambassador to the World Golf Hall of Fame and holds an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from
St. Andrews University
. His legendary career and humanitarian endeavors have been acknowledged by numerous awards, including the 2012 PGA Tour Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2006 PGA Tour Payne Stewart Award, and the 2003 Laureus Lifetime Achievement Award.
Johannesburg, South Africa
, Player has circled the globe in pursuit of sporting events, and after journeying over 15 million miles, or 25 million kilometers, he is widely recognized as The World's Most Traveled Athlete™. When not traveling to or from sporting events, Player divides his time between his home and residence on his stud farm in
, where he has bred over 2000 winning thoroughbred race horses, and
Jupiter Island, Florida
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