ARTICLES RELATING TO GARY PLAYER

Player tips Charl to beat Rory

2014-08-07 15:30

As the last major of the year tees off in Kentucky, Gary Player shares his thoughts on who might walk away with the coveted prize.

Player expects "Royal" battle

2014-07-17 14:00

As the world focuses on the Open Championship, Gary Player is predicting a battle between golf's elite stars for the title.

Player's head proves correct!

2014-07-09 10:39

SA sporting icon, Gary Player, went with his head and correctly predicted Germany's semi-final SWC victory over Brazil.

Player pays homage to Madiba

2013-12-06 09:26

South Africa's greatest ever golfer, Gary Player, has paid tribute to Nelson Mandela who died on Thursday.

Player likes Sun City format

2013-11-16 21:44

The new format of an expanded 30-man field at the 2013 Nedbank Challenge is a recipe for success, believes Gary Player.

You'll never guess who's turning 78 today...

2013-11-01 10:26

Widely regarded as South Africa's greatest ever sportsman, Gary Player turns 78 today!

Player: Swing changed Tiger

2013-10-14 22:06

Gary Player believes Tiger Woods, before his swing change, was on target to smash Jack Nicklaus's record of 18 major victories.

Sars may have a say in Player, King deal

2013-09-25 11:22

While tax rebel Dave King and golf legend Gary Player are busy ironing out settlement terms relating to a R6.1m loan, the taxman could have the final say.

King warns tax dodgers

2013-08-29 22:00

Millionaire businessman Dave King says people must co-operate with Sars, after he agreed to pay R706.7m to settle his tax debt.

Player: Phil faces huge task

2013-07-23 15:30

Nine-times major champion Gary Player believes Phil Mickelson faces a 'monumental task' to achieve a clean sweep of major wins.

Gary Player to pose nude

2013-06-28 12:45

South African golf legend Gary Player has posed nude for the upcoming issue of ESPN the Magazine.

King curator in dark over Player loan

2013-06-26 14:19

Tax rebel Dave King will have to face the consequences of not having disclosed a loan claim of R33m against Gary Player to the curator of his insolvent estate.

Player denies loan claim

2013-06-26 09:13

Golf legend Gary Player intends to oppose a claim that he owes controversial businessman Dave King R33m, a report states.

Player: Els can win more majors

2013-03-04 19:10

South African golfing legend Gary Player says he won't be surprised if Ernie Els bags more major golf titles over the next few years.

Gary Player praises SA golfers

2012-11-25 17:16

Gary Player has hailed the performances of SA's golfers in 2012, after Ernie Els won a major and Branden Grace bagged four titles.

Best birthday wish for Player

2012-11-01 19:13

Gary Player celebrated his 77th birthday this week in the only way he knows how, flying halfway around the world to give back to charity.

Player: European to win Open

2012-07-18 19:55

South African golf legend Gary Player says he believes a European golfer is favourite to win the Open Championship.

'Big 3' get Masters underway

2012-04-05 14:32

The Masters got underway with Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer reunited as Honorary Starters.

Player ready for nervy debut

2012-04-04 09:42

Gary Player expects to feel a flutter of nerves on his debut as an honorary starter at this week's Masters.

Player tips McIlroy at Masters

2012-04-02 13:16

Gary Player has picked Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy as a likely winner of this week’s Masters at Augusta National.

Prestigious award for Player

2012-02-23 20:34

South African golfing legend Gary Player has been honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Sport Industry Awards.

Food gets faster

2011-05-19 00:00

It cost George Sombonos R300 in 1981 to register the name Chicken Licken. Plus R10 000 a year later to fight a legal battle against Kentucky Fried Chicken, which claimed the name was too close to its slogan “finger-lickin’ good”.

Woods ready for media scrutiny

2010-03-31 12:23

Tiger Woods will not be distracted by the intense media scrutiny when he steps into the unknown at the Masters, says Gary Player.

 

Player praises McIlroy's feats

2014-07-22 08:43

Gary Player is confident that Rory McIlroy will follow him as only the second non-American to win a career Grand Slam.

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Els still excited at 20th try

2014-04-09 21:08

South African golfer Ernie Els says that he never tires of the Masters even though he returns to Augusta for the 20th time.

Saturday 'Knight' fever!

2013-11-18 11:23

Is it a geriatric John Travolta or an elderly Elvis? No, it's the "Black Knight" partying it up at the Gary Player Invitational...

Tight battle at Lost City

2013-11-16 17:40

There was very little separating the top teams after Saturday’s first round of the Gary Player Invitational.

Tiger's niece to play in SA

2013-10-16 12:28

Cheyenne Woods, the niece of Tiger Woods, will make her first appearance in the Gary Player Invitational at Sun City next month.

Player settles 14-year dispute

2013-09-25 21:00

Gary Player's lawyer says he has settled a dispute with a former friend over a $1 million transaction that took place in 1999.

King, Player settle R33m loan dispute

2013-09-05 16:01

Tax rebel Dave King and golf icon Gary Player have settled their legal dispute, but all is not over and done yet.

McIlroy could be tops: Player

2013-07-28 12:26

South African golfing great Gary Player great believes Rory McIlroy "could be the man" if he sorts out his personal problems.

Nude Gary Player warning about obesity

2013-07-14 10:05

Golf legend Gary Player has explained that his decision to pose nude for a magazine at the age of 77 was to make people aware of obesity, says a report.

Player saga: Taxman on Dave King’s trail

2013-06-27 11:37

The plot thickens as tax rebel Dave King’s interim interdict against golf icon Gary Player is postponed in the Grahamstown High Court.

Player in R33m legal battle

2013-06-26 09:16

South African golf legend Gary Player is involved in a legal battle with his former best friend, who is suing Player for R33m.

Dave King demands R33m from Gary Player

2013-06-25 13:28

Tax maverick Dave King has filed a claim of R33m against South African golf legend Gary Player and has obtained an interim interdict relating to the matter.

Grace walks Augusta with Gary

2013-02-11 14:15

Branden Grace has secured a practice round ahead of the Masters, at Augusta in April, with Gary Player.

Gary Player hits out at R&A

2012-11-24 08:47

Gary Player has criticised the Royal and Ancient for not limiting the distance the golf ball travels with modern technology.

Player celebrates Els's win

2012-07-23 15:39

South Africa’s most successful golfer, Gary Player, can hardly contain his delight after compatriot Ernie Els won the Open Championship.

Gary Player honoured

2012-05-11 12:47

Gary Player, the 10th recipient of the PGA Tour’s Lifetime Achievement Award, was honoured at The Players Championship.

Masters winners list

2012-04-04 09:57

A list of the previous winners of the year's first Major - the Masters - at Augusta National Golf Course, since inception in 1934.

Player: SA has Masters chance

2012-04-02 16:50

Despite tipping Rory McIlroy as Masters winner, Gary Player believes SA's Charl Schwartzel and Louis Oosthuizen are in with a shout.

Lifetime award for Gary Player

2012-03-28 21:34

SA's Hall of Fame member Gary Player has been named the 10th recipient of the PGA Tour’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Player's event into 12th year

2011-10-27 16:49

The Gary Player Invitational golf event is set to celebrate 12 years of making a difference in the lives of underprivileged children.

Player primed to rock Fancourt

2010-11-15 17:57

The 11th Gary Player Invitational at Fancourt will play host to SA's top artists performing live over the four day event.

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