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Gary Player: Golfing legend

Published 1222 GMT (2022 HKT) July 15, 2014
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Gary Player is renowned for his incredible fitness regime which despite his advancing years shows no sign of abating.
Player is flanked by fellow legends Jack Nicklaus (left) and Arnold Palmer at the 2000 U.S. Masters. The trio were called the 'Big Three' for their dominant performances. Timothy Clary/AFP/Getty
Player uses his private jet to globe trot the world and has racked up an incredible 25 million kilometers in travel, the most ever by a professional athlete.
Player still finds time in his busy schedule to run a ranch in his native South Africa.
Nicklaus, Palmer and Player have been given the accolade of 'honorary starters' at the U.S. Masters at Augusta. Harry How/Getty Images
Gary Player holds the 1974 British Open trophy aloft with his then 15-year-old daughter Jennifer after his victory at Royal Lytham. Getty Images
Player is in constant demand from the media around the world due to his sporting exploits and foundation.
Ever the showman. Player delights the galleries in the Par-3 competition ahead of the 2014 U.S. Masters.
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Player kisses the British Open trophy, which he won for the second time at Carnoustie, Scotland in 1968. Getty Images
Player in action in the 1972 Masters at Augusta which was won by his great rival Nicklaus. Augusta National/Getty Images