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Wednesday, August 05, 2009

A tireless bundle of energy from South Africa, Gary Player was the first truly global pro, winning 163 tournaments around the world, including nine majors and 24 PGA Tour events. Although he stood only 5'6" and 160 pounds, Player made up for his shortcomings with an indomitable will to win and an exercise routine that was years ahead of its time, including one-arm push-ups and hundreds of sit-ups a day. \n

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Gary Player World Golf Hall of Fame Profile\n

Gary Player's Major Championships
1959 British Open: South Africans At Muirfield, By Henry Longhurst
1961 Masters: A Duel Golfers Will Never Forget, By Alfred Wright
1962 PGA Championship: The Trouble With Leading An Army, By Alfred Wright
1965 U.S. Open (
1968 British Open: A Sweet Win On A Sour Links, By Gwilym S. Brown
1972 PGA Championship: No Muzzle For The Monster, By Dan Jenkins
1974 Masters: Wee Gary Springs His Trap, By Dan Jenkins
1974 British Open: Gary Player's Expo, By Dan Jenkins
1978 Masters: And Then There Was One, By Dan Jenkins\n

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