Posted March 30, 2012 on AP on Fox
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Gary Player's upcoming ceremonial drive is the latest Masters' honor in a career filled with them. ''I've had a feast at Augusta,'' Player said in a phone interview this week. Player will join friends and long-time competitors Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus Thursday morning as honorary starters at Augusta National. It's only one shot in the dewy mist, but Player was thrilled when he was asked last July and his excitement has only increased in the nine months since. ''It will be a wonderful time,'' Player said. He's had plenty of those at Augusta National. Player became the first international player to win the Green Jacket with his victory in 1961, which he felt helped give all players from overseas major credibility with golf audiences in the United States. Player was among the best golfers on Tour when he won the Masters for a second time in 1974. At that time, he was the tournament's oldest champion - until Nicklaus took that distinction with his 1986 victory - then player ...
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