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Gary Player
— Golfer â€”

Player in 2008
Personal information
Full name Gary Player
Nickname The Black Knight,
Mr. Fitness,
International Ambassador
of Golf
Born (1935-11-01) 1 November 1935 (age 81)
Johannesburg, South Africa
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Weight 150 lb (68 kg; 11 st)
Nationality  South Africa
Residence Jupiter Island, Florida, U.S.
Colesberg, South Africa
Spouse Vivienne Verwey (m. 1957–present)
Children Jennifer, Marc, Wayne, Michele, Theresa, Amanda
Career
Turned professional 1953
Current tour(s) PGA Tour (joined 1957)
Champions Tour (joined 1985)
Professional wins 164
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 24 (25th all time)
Sunshine Tour 73 (1st all time)
PGA Tour Champions 19
European Senior Tour 3
Other 45 (regular)
9 (senior)
Best results in major championships
(wins: 9)
Masters Tournament Won: 1961, 1974, 1978
U.S. Open Won: 1965
The Open Championship Won: 1959, 1968, 1974
PGA Championship Won: 1962, 1972
Achievements and awards
World Golf Hall of Fame 1974 (member page)
PGA Tour
leading money winner
1961
Southern Africa Tour
Order of Merit winner
1976/77, 1979/80
PGA Tour Lifetime
Achievement Award
2012
(For a full list of awards, see here)

As we all know... golf is a puzzle without an answer.
I've traveled more than any human being who's ever lived.
The harder you work, the luckier you get.
We create success or failure on the course primarily by our thoughts.
Golf is a puzzle without an answer. I've played the game for 40 years and I still haven't the slightest idea how to play.
Gary Player
You must work very hard to become a natural golfer.
If there's a golf course in heaven, I hope it's like Augusta National. I just don't want an early tee time.
Gary Player