Gary Player was born November 1st, 1935 in Johannesburg South Africa.
Player is the only player to win the British Open in 3 different decades and, along with Sarazen, Hogan, Nicklaus and Woods is one of only 5 players to have won a career Grand Slam.
Known alongside Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus as one of “The Big Three” golfers of his era. In 2000, Golf Digest ranked Player as the 8th greatest golfer of all time.
In 2009 aged 73 Gary Player had his last Master’s round after 52 appearances. He also played the Senior British Open the same year.