Gary Player Quotes

Gary Player DMS, OIG (born 1 November 1935) is a retired South African professional golfer, widely regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of golf. Over his career, Player accumulated nine major championships on the regular tour and six Champions Tour major championship victories, as well as three Senior British Open Championships on the European Senior Tour. At the age of 29, Player won the 1965 U.S. Open and became the only non-American to win all four majors, known as the career Grand Slam. Player became only the third golfer in history to win the Career Grand Slam, following Ben Hogan and Gene Sarazen, and only Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods have performed the feat since. Player has won 165 tournaments on six continents over six decades and was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1974.

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Enjoy the game. Happy golf is good golf.

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Golf is a puzzle without an answer.

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Each shot is important.

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I am tired of all these golfers who are happy with second place. The only one who will like you if you come in second place is your wife and your dog. And that is only if you have a good wife and a good dog.

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Perhaps the most important thing I can tell you about equipment is to experiment and keep an open mind.

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You can always speak with great authority on how well you played today, but never on how you'll play tomorrow.

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I think that if people would be willing to grow some of their own food or eat locally grown organic foods on a regular basis we could significantly decrease the amount of harmful chemicals we pump into our soil every day.

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I don't have any hesitation saying I've traveled more miles than any human being who ever lived. I've been doing it for 60 years.

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“A good golfer has the determination to win and the patience to wait for the breaks.”

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We create success or failure on the course primarily by our thoughts.

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“Isn't that amazing? He took heed of my advice, and I think it's fantastic. He looks great, he's strong and he's swinging the club much smoother.”

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“The harder you work, the luckier you get.”

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“I try to work with God as a partner.”

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“You must work very hard to become a natural golfer.”

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“it doesn't matter what happened in the past or what happens in the present, when we tee up tomorrow, it's a new day. It's a brand new game.”

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