Gary Player

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RepresentsGary Player CC, Sun City
Date of Birth1st November 1935
ResidenceColesberg, SA
Marital StatusMarried
Turned Pro1953
Websitehttp://www.garyplayer.com
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Results

Date Tournament Pos Round Scores Total Winnings
* Not an OoM event. "pts" denotes a points-based event.

Biography

Gary Player is widely respected as being one of the greatest golfers in history. He is the only non-American to have won all four Majors. He has won 165 tournaments on six continents over six decades and was inducted in the Golf Hall of Fame in 1974. Gary is also one of five golfers to have won the 'career grand slam', winning all four Majors at some point during his career. Gary is passionate about children and through his Player Foundation, he has raised over $50 million towards the education of underprivileged. He currently resides on his stud farm in Colesberg (although he also has a residence in Jupiter Island in florida) which has received international acclaim for its breeding of thoroughbred horses. Despite his age, Gary still travels the world playing golf, making guest appearances and raises money through his charity series, the Gary Player Invitational. There are Gary Player Invitational events staged in South Africa, Europe, China and the USA.

Career Highlights

Date Name Pos Score VSPAR Round Scores Winnings
10/12/75 General Motors Int. Classic 1 285 -11 74 70 68 73 3,100.00
04/02/76 Dunlop Masters 1 268 -20 68 63 67 70 2,750.00
03/11/76 Dunlop Masters 1 270 -18 67 65 70 68 4,000.00
17/11/76 Sportsman Lager PGA 2 267 -13 71 67 63 66 6,500.00
08/12/76 ICL Transvaal International 2= 269 -19 68 67 68 66 2,875.00
19/10/77 Lexington PGA 2 277 -3 71 68 67 71 6,500.00
09/11/77 Yellow Pages SA Open 1 273 -11 69 71 63 70 6,700.00
16/11/77 ICL International 1 268 -20 67 66 66 69 4,000.00
21/11/79 Lexington PGA 1 203 -7 71 66 66 12,450.00
28/11/79 SAB Masters 1 270 -22 67 65 70 68 12,450.00
05/12/79 BA/Yellow pages SA Open 1 279 -9 67 75 71 66 9,780.00
12/12/79 Sun City Classic 1 278 -10 70 71 67 70 15,000.00
19/11/80 Lexington PGA 2= 269 -11 70 66 69 64 9,300.00
02/12/81 Datsun SA Open 1 272 -12 67 72 67 66 14,035.00
13/01/82 Lexington PGA 1 272 -8 68 70 66 68 16,000.00
* Not an OoM event. "pts" denotes a points-based event.

Performance Statistics

Description Result
Career Prize Money 180,142.00
Best Single Prize Money 16,000.00
Tournament Wins 11
Playoff Wins 1
Tournament Top Ten Finishes 7
Most Consecutive Cuts Made 12
Low Round Score 66

Achievements

Amateur Highlights
Southern Africa PGA Tour Victories
1955 East Rand Open
1956 West Rand Open; SA Open Championship
1956 SA Open Championship
1957 Western Province Open
1958 - 1960 Natal Open
1959 Western Province Open
1959 Dunlop SA Masters
1959 Transvaal Open
1959 PGA Championship
1960 SA Open Championship
1960 Western Province Open
1960 Dunlop SA Masters
1960 Transvaal Open
1962 Natal Open
1962 Transvaal Open
1963 Dunlop SA Masters
1963 Transvaal Open
1964 Dunlop SA Masters
1965 - 1969 SA Open Championship
1966 Natal Open
1966 Transvaal Open
1967 Dunlop SA Masters
1967 Transvaal Open
1968 Western Province Open
1968 Natal Open
1968 Dunlop SA Masters
1968 Transvaal Open
1971 - 1973 Natal Open
1971 Western Province Open
1971 General Motors Open
1972 SA Open Championship
1972 Western Province Open
1973 General Motors SA International
1974 General Motors SA International
1974 Rand International Open
1974 Dunlop SA Masters
1974 Rand International Open
1975 General Motors SA International
1975 SA Open Championship
1976 Natal Open
1977 SA Open Championship
1977 ICL International
1978 SA Open Championship
1978 Tournament of Champions;
1979 Lexington PGA Championship
1979 Kronenbrau SA Masters
1979 Sun City Classic
1980 SA Open Championship
1982 Lexington PGA Championship
1982 Datsun SA Open Championship
SA PGA Tour Victories (Non OoM Events)
International Victories
1955 Egyptian MatchPlay
1956 Ampol Tournament (Australian Tour)
1957 Australian PGA Championship
1957 Coffs Harbour Tourn (Australian Tour)
1958 Kentucky Derby Open (US PGA Tour)
1958 Ampol Tournament (Australian Tour)
1958 Coffs Harbour Tourn (Australian Tour)
1959 Victoria Open (Australian Tour)
1959 British Open Championship
1961 Lucky International
1961 The Masters
1961 Sunshine Open (US PGA Tour)
1961 Ampol Tournament (Australian Tour)
1961 Yomiuri Open (Japan)
1962 US PGA Championship
1963 San Diego Open (US PGA Tour)
1964 Pensacola Open (US PGA Tour)
1965 Piccadilly World Matchplay (European Tour)
1965 World Series of Golf;
1965 US Open Championship
1965 NTL Challenge Cup (Canada)
1966 Piccadilly World Matchplay (European Tour)
1968 World Series of Golf;
1968 British Open Championship
1968 Piccadilly World MatchPlay (European Tour)
1968 Australian Masters (Australian Tour)
1969 Tournament of Champions (US PGA Tour)
1969 Australian Masters (Australian Tour)
1970 Greater Greensboro Open (US PGA Tour)
1971 Greater Jacksonville Open; (US PGA Tour)
1971 Piccadilly World MatchPlay (European Tour)
1971 National Airlines Open (US PGA Tour)
1972 Piccadilly World MatchPlay (European Tour)
1972 World Series of Golf
1972 Brazilian Open
1972 Japan Airlines Open
1972 US PGA Championship
1972 New Orleans Open (US PGA Tour)
1973 Southern Open (US PGA Tour)
1973 Piccadilly World Matchplay (European Tour)
1974 Danny Thomas Memphis Classic (US PGA Tour)
1974 Brazilian Open
1974 La Manga Tournament (Spain)
1974 British Open Championship
1974 The Masters
1978 The Masters
1978 Houston Open (US PGA Tour)
1980 Chile Open; Trophee Boigny (Ivory Coast)
1981 Golf Coast Classic (Australian Tour)
1984 Johnnie Walker Tournament
1985 Quadel Seniors Classic (US Champions Tour)
1986 United Hospital Classic
1986 Denver Post Champions (US Champions Tour)
1986 PGA Senior Championship
1987 Mazda Senior TPC
1987 Paine Webber World Seniors Inviational (US Champions
1987 Northville Invitational
1987 Chrysler Cup
1987 Senior Players Championship
1987 US Senior Open
1987 German PGA Team Championship
1988 Aetna Challenge
1988 Southwestern Bell Classic
1988 GTE North Classic (US Champions Tour)
1988 PGA Senior Championship
1988 US Senior Open
1988 Senior British Open
1989 GTE North Classic
1989 RJR Championship (US Champions Tour)
1990 PGA Senior Championship
1990 Senior British Open
1991 Royal Caribbean Classic (US Champions Tour)
1993 Bank One Senior Classic (US Champions Tour)
1993 Irish Senior Masters
1995 Bank One Senior Classic (US Champions Tour)
1997 Dai-chi Seimi Cup (Japan)
1997 Shell Wentworth Senior Masters
1997 Senior British Open
1998 Northville Long Island Classic (US Champions Tour)
Other Victories or Awards
/ / 1979/1980 Order of Merit winner
1963 Sponsored 5000; Liquid Air Tournament, Richelieu Gra
1964 500 Festival;
1977 1976/1977 Order of Merit winner
1986 Nissan Skins
1988 Nissan Skins
1991 Nissan Skins
1994 Skills Tournament
2000 Senior Skins Game
Team Events
1956 World Cup
1957 World Cup
1958 World Cup
1959 World Cup
1960 World Cup
1962 World Cup
1963 World Cup
1964 World Cup
1965 World Cup
1966 World Cup
1967 World Cup
1968 World Cup
1971 World Cup
1972 World Cup
1973 World Cup
1991 Alfred Dunhill Cup
2001 UBS Warburg Cup
2002 UBS Warburg Cup (Captain)
2003 Presidents Cup (International Captain)
2004 UBS Warburg Cup (World Captain)
2005 Presidents Cup