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Gary Player

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Gary James 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 of all time. 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 2,410,942 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Gary Player is the 5th most popular golfer, the 82nd most popular biography from South Africa (up from 86th in 2019) and the most popular South African Golfer.

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Among golfers, Gary Player ranks 5 out of 61Before him are Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Tiger Woods, and Seve Ballesteros. After him are Ben Hogan, Walter Hagen, Babe Didrikson Zaharias, Bernhard Langer, Lee Trevino, Sam Snead, and Greg Norman.

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Among people born in 1935, Gary Player ranks 273Before him are Ryhor Baradulin, Lee Meriwether, Hrvoje Šarinić, Omero Antonutti, Bernard Pivot, and Ronald Lacey. After him are Oscar Panno, Sabahudin Kurt, Rafer Johnson, Pjetër Arbnori, Peter Grant, and Norma Bengell.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Gary Player ranks 82 out of 374Before him are Evelyn Mase (1922), Dinuzulu kaCetshwayo (1868), Deon Meyer (1958), Oliver Tambo (1917), Walter Sisulu (1912), and Alan Paton (1903). After him are Claude Chevalley (1909), Chris Hani (1942), Max Gluckman (1911), Frances Ames (1920), Jan de Klerk (1903), and Bruce Grobbelaar (1957).

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), Louis Oosthuizen (1982), and Charl Schwartzel (1984).