Gary Player

1935 - Today

Gary Player

Gary Player DMS, OIG (born 1 November 1935) is a South African retired professional golfer who is widely considered to be one of the greatest golfers ever. During his career, Player won nine major championships on the regular tour and nine major championships on the Champions Tour. At the age of 29, Player won the 1965 U.S. Open and became the only non-American to win all four majors in a career, known as the career Grand Slam. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gary Player has received more than 1,592,665 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 4th most popular golfer.

Memorability Metrics

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    Page Views (PV)

  • 48.50

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 29

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.99

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.39

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among golfers, Gary Player ranks 4 out of 27Before him are Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, and Tiger Woods. After him are Seve Ballesteros, Ben Hogan, Babe Didrikson Zaharias, Sam Snead, Bernhard Langer, Lee Trevino, Byron Nelson, and Greg Norman.

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Among people born in 1935, Gary Player ranks 203Before him are Sarah Kirsch, Ludmila Belousova, Vic Elford, Vitaly Sevastyanov, Grigore Vieru, and Fujio Akatsuka. After him are Simon Leys, Roberto Ferreiro, Peter Brown, Georgy Shonin, Katalin Szőke, and Sabahudin Kurt.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Gary Player ranks 70 out of 220Before him are Jamie Uys (1921), Trevor Jones (1949), Koos de la Rey (1847), Nico Diederichs (1903), Piet Retief (1780), and Breyten Breytenbach (1939). After him are Bevil Rudd (1894), Wilfrid Napier (1941), Abdullah Ibrahim (1934), Oscar Pistorius (1986), Alan Paton (1903), and C. R. Swart (1894).

Among GOLFERS In South Africa

Among golfers born in South Africa, Gary Player ranks 1After him are Ernie Els (1969), Justin Rose (1980), Charl Schwartzel (1984), and Louis Oosthuizen (1982).