Gary Player is a nine-time Major Champion and is regarded as one of the best golfers in the sports history. Over his career he has accumulated a total of nine major championships on the regular tour and 6 Champions tour victories, alongside three Senior British Open Championship victories on the European Senior Tour.

Player is also known for his golf course architectural work, designing more than 325 different projects across five continents. He has also authored or co written 36 golfing books.

He currently runs organisation ‘The Player Foundation’ with the primary objective of giving sporting opportunities to under privileged children around the world. The organisation began in Johannesburg, South Africa, before spreading worldwide. They have raised over $60 million, and have ran events in major cities such as London, Palm Beach, Shanghai and Cape Town.

Here he talks about the technique he uses when looking to hole a short putt.

“You line up your putt, you look at the speed, now you have a practice putt and you work on the speed.

“I never ever see a putt of six feet or under go in the hole. If I see it go in the hole from 6 feet and under it’s a bad putt”.

Gary Player was appearing at the Mercedes-Benz patrons’ day at Royal Troon. Mercedes-Benz is an official patron of The Open Championship.



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