Posted July 16, 2013 on AP on Fox
Gary Player is as eager to share his thoughts about golf as he is to show off his body. Player, who posed without clothes in ESPN Magazine's body issue to make a point about the dangers of obesity, has over the years voiced his opinion on everything in golf from the way the ball travels to the possible use of drugs in the sport. He returned to Muirfield on Tuesday not to talk about problems in the game, but to reminisce about winning his first Open here in 1959. ''I came here as a young man with no money and to win this great championship and have your name on that trophy meant so much to me,'' Player said. ''Then when I came through those gates this morning and I looked up the 18th fairway here at Muirfield and just said a little prayer of thanks and gratitude that I could have the career I have been loaned.'' Player said he meant loaned for a reason. He said golf is such a fickle game that nothing is permanent, mentioning players like David ...
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