Gary Player Shares a Thanksgiving Message With a Rare Iconic Picture

Published 11/25/2021, 1:38 PM EST
THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS – MAY 04: Golfing legend Gary Player waves as he is introduced during the ‘3M Greats of Golf’ at the Insperity Invitational at The Woodlands Country Club on May 04, 2019 in The Woodlands, Texas. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)


Gary Player is a legendary golfer and is one of the most prominent names in the golfing world. He won 24 PGA Tours and bagged nine major championships in his career. Notably, the legendary South African was part of the famous trio with Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer. Now at 86, he is the only non-American golfer to have won all four major championships. 

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Bringing in the festive season, friends and family across all over Europe gather to celebrate Thanksgiving and share a splendid time together. Commemorating this wholesome occasion, the South African legend took to his Twitter, sending his warm wishes to his fans and followers, with an iconic tweet.

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Gary Player wishes everyone a Happy Thanksgiving with an iconic picture

Gary Player is quite an active golfer on social media, especially Twitter. Recently, on the occasion of Thanksgiving, he tweeted an iconic picture, dating back to his playing days. He shared this tweet along with the iconic Masters dinner picture and said that it was the greatest dinner along with Thanksgiving.  

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“The two greatest dinners of the year – the one pictured and Thanksgiving! I would like to wish a happy and relaxing Thanksgiving to all those celebrating today,” the player wrote. Furthermore, he asked everyone to name one golfer they would host to their Thanksgiving dinner if given the chance.

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“Some fun “food for thought” – if your family could host one golfer at your Thanksgiving meal, who would you invite?” he said. To no surprise, most fans in the comments section either wanted Gary Player or Jack Nicklaus to be their special guest.

The image that Gary Player shared on Twitter had some legendary names in it. Along with Gary himself, it had Sam Snead, Ben Hogan, Bobby Jones, Arnold Palmer, and a few others. 

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So if you had a chance of hosting a golfer at Thanksgiving for a meal, who would it be? Let us know in the comments.  

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Amey Kulkarni

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Amey Kulkarni is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in mass media from HR College, Mumbai. Before joining EssentiallySports he used to write articles on Golf and Cricket on his personal blog cricgolf.

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