Gary Player won his first Claret Jug when the Open Championship was hosted at Muirfield in 1959.
Courtesy of Gary Player
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Gary Player conquered Muirfield in 1959 for his first major victory and second PGA Tour win. That win jumpstarted a Hall of Fame career that includes nine majors, 24 PGA Tour wins and one nude cover of ESPN The Magazine. Here's Player reflecting on his experiences in the British Open, what it takes to win on links golf and the photos that put his body in the spotlight.

What does it take to be successful in the links style golf of the Open Championship?

Is there someone on Tour now whose game fits Muirfield nicely that you would pick to win?

How about a dark horse pick?

Of your three victories, is there a memory that stands out as a favorite?

Is there one shot you would want to have back from any of your British Open appearances?

Tiger vs. Jack. vs. Watson on the links in each of their prime. Who wins?

Regarding ESPN's 'Body Issue,' are you happy with the way your photos came out? Were the poses your idea?

What has the response been? How about from your grandchildren?

Looking back, would you do it again? What were the best/worst parts of doing the photo shoot?

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