When Gary Player
won the US Open in 1965 at age 29, he became only the third golfer to win the Grand Slam, following Ben Hogan and Gene Sarazen.
, winner of 165 professional tournaments around the world, has always demonstrated how to commit to success 24 hours a day, every day.
Peter Dawson, secretary of the Royal and Ancient Club, said: 'We are very sorry Gary Player
has had to withdraw from the final qualifying and that his tremendous record of 46 consecutive Opens cannot be continued.
The only other foreign players to hold the American championship were England's Harry Vardon 70 years ago and Gary Player
of South Africa who won five years ago.
Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, The Player Foundation was originally established by legendary golfer Gary Player
to provide quality education, nutrition, medical care, transportation and extra-curricular activities to the less fortunate children living in the rural areas of South Africa.
Established in the early 1980s and widely recognized as the most successful international golf course architectural firm in the world, Gary Player
Design has branded over 300 layouts with the mark of a champion.
Cabrera, the longest hitter on the European Tour, took a driver at nearly every hole and destroyed the testing Gary Player
Country Club lay-out with a eight-under courserecord round of 64.
Els said Gary Player
, who combined with Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer to win 11 Masters during the 1960s and '70s, said during a practice round this week that the increased yardage has resulted in players hitting approach shots with the same-numbered irons used 20 or 30 years ago.
GOLF DAY IN AID OF THE NELSON MANDELA CHILDREN'S CHARITY, WATFORD, BRITAIN - 12 JUL 2004
, with a repeat performance of his stunning victory last week in the U.
I respect Gary Player
, he is a good friend of mine and we get along very well but he mustn't say these half-comments.
As a golf enthusiast, this trip was always going to be something special due to the fact that one of the two championship courses in the resort was to be opened by the nine-time major champion, Gary Player