Gary Player

1935 - Today

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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 1,658,366 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Gary Player is the 5th most popular golfer (down from 4th in 2019), the 86th most popular biography from South Africa (down from 70th in 2019) and the most popular South African Golfer.

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Among golfers, Gary Player ranks 5 out of 62. Before him are Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Tiger Woods, and Seve Ballesteros. After him are Babe Didrikson Zaharias, Ben Hogan, Bernhard Langer, Sam Snead, Walter Hagen, Lee Trevino, and Old Tom Morris.

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Among people born in 1935, Gary Player ranks 276Before him are Bobby Timmons, Eulogio Martínez, Yury Vlasov, Don Bragg, David Ruelle, and Mel Ramos. After him are Hanna Krall, Michael Winner, Lee Meriwether, Mari Törőcsik, Yvon Douis, and Jed Allan.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Gary Player ranks 86 out of 312. Before him are Ernest Leonard Johnson (1891), Wilfrid Napier (1941), Navi Pillay (1941), Constand Viljoen (1933), Bruce Grobbelaar (1957), and Alan Paton (1903). After him are Ingrid Jonker (1933), Phil Ramone (1934), Deon Meyer (1958), Mark Shuttleworth (1973), Marjorie Courtenay-Latimer (1907), and Bevil Rudd (1894).

Among GOLFERS In South Africa

Among golfers born in South Africa, Gary Player ranks 1After him are Nick Price (1957), Ernie Els (1969), Justin Rose (1980), Charl Schwartzel (1984), and Louis Oosthuizen (1982).