The famous South African golfer Gary Player is counted among the best players the nation has ever had. He started playing Golf at an early age of 14 and was included in the professional circuit within few years. He has carved a very successful career which lasted for as long as six decades. All through his career, Gary has won nine major championships on a regular tour and six major champions tour victories. He has been the only non-American to win all four majors popularly known as the career ‘Grand Slam’. He has altogether won 165 tournaments globally and was induced in the ‘Golf Hall of Fame’ in 1974. He has traveled around 25 million kilometers and continues to hold the position of the most traveled athlete in the world. Apart from this he is also a reputed ‘Golf Course Architect’ and has contributed to more than 325 projects globally. This legendary player is also a philanthropist and he runs an organization called ‘The Player Foundation’ which aims at providing basic necessities to underprivileged children. The eloquent and well-spoken golf champion is idolized for his thoughts and wisdom pertaining to his game and life. We bring to you the thoughts and quotes by Gary player where he tends to teach some important lessons of life through the perspective of a golfer.
I am tired of all these golfers who are happy with second place. The only one who will like you if you come in second place is your wife and your dog. And that is only if you have a good wife and a good dog.
I am a South African, a nation which is the result of an African graft on European stock and which is the product of its instinct and ability to maintain civilized values and standards amongst the aliens'.