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Born: 1935-11-01, Johannesburg, South Africa
Nationality: ZAF
Height: 5'7, Weight: 150lbs
Home: Jupiter, Fl. & Colesberg, South Africa
Turned Pro: 1953
Joined PGA Tour: 1957
Joined Champions Tour: 1985
Notes: PGA Tour Playoff Record: 3-10 Joined Champions Tour: 1985 Champions Tour Playoff Record: 4-2 PGA Tour Victories: 24 - 1958 Kentucky Derby Open; 1959 British Open; 1961 Lucky International, Sunshine, Masters; 1962 PGA Championship; 1963 San Diego Open; 1964 "500"Festival, Pensacola Open; 1965 U.S. Open; 1968 British Open; 1969 Tournament of Champions; 1970 Greater Greensboro Open; 1971 Jacksonville National Airlines Open; 1972 New Orleans Open, PGA Championship; 1973 Southe...

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Gary Player

PGA Tour Playoff Record: 3-10
Joined Champions Tour: 1985
Champions Tour Playoff Record: 4-2
PGA Tour Victories: 24 - 1958 Kentucky Derby Open; 1959 British Open; 1961 Lucky International, Sunshine, Masters; 1962 PGA Championship; 1963 San Diego Open; 1964 "500"Festival, Pensacola Open; 1965 U.S. Open; 1968 British Open; 1969 Tournament of Champions; 1970 Greater Greensboro Open; 1971 Jacksonville National Airlines Open; 1972 New Orleans Open, PGA Championship; 1973 Southern Open; 1974 Masters, Danny Thomas-Memphis Open, British Open; 1978 Masters, Tournament of Champions, Houston Open.
Champions Tour Victories: 19 - 1985 Quadel Seniors Classic; 1986 PGA Seniors Championship, United Hospital Classic, Denver Post Champions; 1987 Senior TPC, U.S. Senior Open, PaineWebber World Seniors; 1988 PGA Seniors Championship, Aetna Challenge, Southwestern Bell Classic, U.S. Senior Open, GTE North Classic; 1989 GTE North Classic, RJR Championship; 1990 PGA Seniors Championship; 1991 Royal Caribbean Classic; 1993 Bank One Classic; 1995 Bank One Classic; 1998 Northville Long Island Classic.
Other Victories: 1988, '90 and '97 Senior British Open; 1993 Irish Senior Masters; 2000 Senior Skins; 2009 Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf Demaret Division (with Bob Charles); 2010 Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf Demaret Division (with Bob Charles); and a total of more than 162 tournaments.

Player Notes: Dubbed the "Black Knight," "Mr. Fitness" and an "International Ambassador of Golf." A renowned golf course architect, Player has more than 200 design projects located throughout the world. One of his special interests is breeding thoroughbred race horses. His Gary Player Stud Farm has received worldwide acclaim for breeding top horses, including 1994 English Derby entry Broadway Flyer. Operates The Player Foundation, with its primary objective to promote education for underprivileged children. The Foundation built the Blair Atholl Schools in Johannesburg, South Africa, which has educational facilities for more than 500 students from kindergarten through eighth grade and supports other educational projects throughout the world.
* After playing in 52 Masters (most of anyone) over the course of 53 years (missed 1973 due to surgery), Player has retired from playing at the Masters. In 2012, joined Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer as an Honorary Starter. He will be doing it again in 2019, along with Jack Nicklaus.
* One of only five players to win all four major championships, joining Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods.
* The only player in the 20th century to win the British Open in three different decades.
* Leading money-winner on the PGA Tour in 1961.
* Winner of more than 162 tournaments around the world, including 1959, '68 and '74 British Open, 1988, '90 and '97 British Senior Open, the South African Open (13 times), the Australian Open (seven times) and the World Series of Golf (three times).
* Won his first Champions Tour start at the 1985 Quadel Seniors.
* Claims that he has logged more miles traveling around the world (15 million and still counting) than any other athlete in history.
* His victory at the 1998 Northville Long Island Open at the age of 62 years, 9 months, 22 days made him the third-oldest winner on the Champions Tour (Mike Fetchick, 63 years & Jay Haas 62 years, 10 months).
* Captain of the International team at the Presidents Cup in 2003, '05 and '07.
* In 2012, was honored with the PGA Tour's Lifetime Achievement Award, joining a list of recipients that includes friends Nicklaus and Palmer, as well as Byron Nelson, Sam Snead, and former President George H.W. Bush.

Player Career Chart (for all results recorded on all Tours in GOLFstats)
Career at a Glance: Starts: 687, Cuts Made: 589 (86%), Top Tens: 154 (22%) , Rounds: 2236, Scoring Avg: 72.18, Career Earnings: $5,905,757 - Best Finish: 1st (22 times)
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Career Totals for Gary Player per Year
Performance Scoring Averages Stats
Year Starts Cuts Made % Wins % Top 5s % Top 10s % Top 25s % Rnds 1st Rd2nd Rd3rd Rd4th RdPre CutPost CutAll RndsP/RBi/RE/RBo/REarnings
  
  
  
  
  
  
50%3
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
71.571.171.3----
  
4
  
75%
  
  
  
  
250%2
  
  
  
  
73.3
  
71.472.8
  
----
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
21%
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
71.571.271.3----
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
0%00%217%
  
73.8
  
  
73.973.573.673.6----
  
  
  
  
3
  
525%
  
35%
  
50%76
  
  
  
71.371.471.671.5----
  
  
  
  
3
  
  
19%6
  
  
69%5970.8
  
70.870.871.070.8
  
----$119,186
15
  
  
  
  
6
  
9
  
9
  
  
71.7
  
70.9
  
71.070.8
  
----
  
  
  
  
  
14%429%
  
64%
  
93%
  
  
70.771.4
  
71.071.171.1----
  
  
  
  
  
4%
  
  
1456%
  
  
  
  
70.269.872.870.170.270.2----$518,269
  
1583%
  
  
5
  
  
44%1267%
  
  
  
  
70.171.470.971.2----
  
  
  
  
  
  
4
  
939%
  
  
  
  
  
70.5
  
70.770.8
  
----
  
24
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
25%15
  
7570.871.271.072.471.071.371.1----$363,972
211990%1
  
  
  
  
24%
  
71%6571.771.8
  
  
71.771.6
  
----
  
12
  
83%1
  
2
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
69.8
  
  
70.670.8
  
----
  
  
  
  
  
4%29%
  
  
  
  
  
72.0
  
  
  
71.972.0
  
----
  
  
  
  
133%
  
33%2
  
  
  
  
  
69.0
  
  
71.571.7
  
----
  
33100%1
  
1
  
  
67%3100%1273.0
  
72.3
  
72.372.0
  
----$5,050
  
375%125%
  
  
250%
  
  
1472.372.869.7
  
72.571.2
  
----
  
23
  
91%
  
  
730%
  
  
16
  
  
71.3
  
  
  
70.470.9
  
----
  
  
2392%00%
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
71.3
  
71.674.871.272.3
  
----$494,714
13
  
62%
  
0%
  
  
323%
  
54%42
  
  
  
70.672.871.0
  
----$78,283
  
  
92%0
  
  
  
  
16%12
  
  
  
  
  
72.671.071.471.1----$309,776
  
15
  
  
0%
  
13%
  
25%
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
71.471.771.5----$74,548
  
  
  
  
0%
  
50%250%3
  
  
74.373.3
  
70.873.871.872.8----
  
  
  
  
0
  
  
  
  
  
1056%68
  
  
  
72.271.471.6
  
----
  
  
4
  
  
  
  
  
  
100%4100%16
  
  
  
  
73.571.372.4----
  
  
  
83%0
  
  
  
  
  
433%
  
  
  
71.4
  
71.872.472.1----
  
  
  
100%
  
  
  
  
  
50%
  
  
  
  
  
72.0
  
72.572.0
  
----$6,345
  
3
  
  
  
133%
  
  
  
  
  
  
71.070.7
  
71.571.3
  
----
  
3
  
  
  
  
  
  
2
  
267%
  
  
  
  
  
72.571.372.0----$5,000
14
  
  
  
  
  
7%
  
  
  
  
47
  
71.571.3
  
72.472.2
  
----
  
  
4100%00%
  
  
  
  
2
  
  
72.569.573.5
  
71.073.9
  
----
  
  
  
  
0
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
67
  
73.4
  
73.073.272.6
  
----
  
22
  
91%
  
0%0
  
  
9%
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
72.870.772.1----
  
  
3
  
  
  
  
0%2
  
3100%
  
71.371.3
  
  
71.372.3
  
----$3,973
20
  
85%
  
0%
  
0%15%
  
  
  
74.573.4
  
  
73.973.8
  
----$109,006
23
  
91%0
  
  
  
0
  
  
  
  
  
72.572.2
  
72.272.1
  
----$175,065
2320
  
00%
  
  
  
0%7
  
  
  
  
71.773.572.771.9
  
----
  
  
956%
  
  
  
0%
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
72.273.272.1
  
----
  
  
7
  
  
0%0
  
  
  
3
  
38
  
73.3
  
  
73.573.573.5----
  
1712
  
0
  
  
0%
  
0%16%
  
75.175.1
  
75.075.173.6
  
----$62,287
  
4
  
  
  
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1
  
27
  
  
  
  
72.272.0
  
----$11,032
  
  
  
00%0
  
  
  
1
  
4974.373.5
  
74.373.973.7
  
----
  
14
  
71%
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
0%42
  
  
  
  
74.875.6
  
----
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
0%
  
74.9
  
  
  
74.774.8
  
----
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
00%
  
  
  
  
  
75.676.775.9----
  
  
982%
  
  
0
  
00%
  
0%
  
  
75.7
  
  
76.177.076.4----
  
3
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
00%8
  
74.3
  
  
75.074.5
  
----
  
7
  
71%
  
  
0
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
75.2075.375.2
  
----
  
  
  
  
  
0%00%0
  
  
  
9
  
77.3
  
076.876.776.8----$14,350
  
0
  
  
0%0
  
  
0%
  
  
  
  
73.00075.30
  
----
  
Year Starts Cuts Made % Wins % Top 5 % Top 10 % Top 25 % Rnds 1st Rd 2nd Rd 3rd Rd 4th Rd Pre Cut Post Cut All Rds P/R Bi/R E/R Bo/R Earnings
Avg/Year
Totals67958222861533052207$5,892,512
Green cells highlight the best in each column/category, yellow the worst.
Stats: P/R=Pars per Round, Bi/R = Birdies per Round, E/R = Eagles per Round, Bo/R = Bogeys per Round. Only provided on last 3, 5 or 10 year reports.