Gary Player did not make the cut at this year's Masters Tournament after shooting an 83 on Friday, but I assure you he will not be remembered for that score at Augusta. But he certainly was adulated for it. He received a standing ovation on every hole for both the Thursday and Friday rounds. A former champion held in the highest regard. A worldwide spokesman for not only the game of golf, but for human decency and dignity. Thank you Gary Player, for being a champion in every sense of the word. And more.
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Gary Player: A Class Act
The 'Man in Black' has played in his final Masters. No more walks up the eighteenth fairway for the three-time champion. After a record 52 Thursday tee times at Augusta National, the 73 year old South African has chosen not to tee it up again at the hollowed grounds he holds so dear.
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