Gary Player Biography, Net Worth, Age, Height, Weight, Girlfriend, Family, Fact, and More

Gary Player

Gary Player considered to be one of the best golfers of all times who was born and raised in South Africa. He is a retired professional golf player. Over the span of his career, Gary has won a total of nine major championships on the Championship Tour.

Gary Player Biography and Net Worth

Net worth$250 M
Full NameGary James Player
Birth DateNovember 1, 1935
Age86 years
BirthplaceJohannesburg, South Africa

Gary Player Career

He is regarded as one the ‘Big three’ golfers of his era along with Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer. The golf player won his first U.S. Open in 1965 and became the only non-America to win all four majors in a career, earning him a career Grand Slam. At that time he was youngest to earn a career grand slam, however the record is broken now.  Player is one of the only five players who have won a career grand slam. Following Bobby Locke, Player was the second multiple majors winner from South Africa. He regularly competed in U.S. PGA tours and was on top of the tour’s money list in 1961. Gary has been known to play all over the world and has been called most traveled athlete in the world.

Gary Player

He has won 150 professional tournaments during his career. Player has been nicknamed ‘the Black knight’ and ‘Mr. Fitness’ by his peers. He has secured more wins than anyone else in South Africa Open (13) and Australian Open (7). From 1968 to 1981, he was also in the top ten list of Mark McCormack’s world golf ranking. Player was the only golfer in 20th Century to win the British Open in three different decades. During the 1998 Masters, he became the oldest player to qualify for the tournament.

renowned golf course architects

Apart from this he is one of the most renowned golf course architects. He has designed over 400 projects on five continents of the world. All his business ventures are represented by Black Knight International. He has various businesses under the enterprise including, Gary Design, Player Real estate, The Player foundation. His Black Knight Enterprise handles the aspects related to events, publishing, wine, and apparel.

In 1983, The Player foundation was developed as a way to provide education, food, medical care, and athletic activities to children of underprivileged communities living in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Player Foundation has donated an estimate of 65 million dollars to children’s charities.

Gary Player

Player has also made a career as writer. He has co-written almost 36 books on various topics including golf instructions, design, motivation, fitness, and philosophy.

Gary Player was inducted in World Golf Hall of fame in 1974. Player was awarded The Presidential Medal of Freedom by United States in 2021. He was also given PGA Tour lifetime achievement award in 2012 and in 2020 he was awarded GCSAA Old Tom Morris Award.

Gary Player Net worth

Gary Player has a net worth of 250 million dollars that can be attributed to his golfing career spanning over many decades. In addition to that Player has established his vast business enterprise over the years, which has helped increase his net worth.

Learn More about Gary Player social media platform :




No comments yet. Why don’t you start the discussion?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *