Days After ‘Terribly Sad’ Revelation, Golf Legend Gary Player Eases His Strong Stance on Augusta National

Published 04/02/2023, 3:30 PM EDT

Follow Us

via Getty

With the Masters Tournament scheduled in just a few days, fans are thrilled to watch their favorite players competing for a $15 million purse. The tournament holds a special place for all golf fans for tons of reasons. Notably, with so many golf stars achieving unbelievable victories at the course, Augusta National has also earned similar importance in the eyes of these fans. And while everyone is eager for the tournament to begin, three-time Masters champion and legend, Gary Player has something to share with the fans!

America’s Favorite Video Today

Gary Player makes an honest confession about Augusta National Golf Course ahead of the Masters

If you are a true golf fan, you must be aware of the greatness that Gary Player holds in the golf world. With millions of fans around the world, the golf legend has won several hearts during his prime years. Having won nine major championships on the PGA Tour, Player also aced nine majors in the Champions Tour. That’s how great he has been in the game.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

via Getty

But despite all his achievements and records all over the world, Augusta National visibly holds special importance in his heart. In fact, he recently opened up about how much the golf course means to him in an interview ahead of the Masters tournament. “I always said that if they have a golf course like this in heaven, I want to be the head pro,” he said as per Golf Monthly.

Trending

Get instantly notified of the hottest Golf stories via Google! Click on Follow Us and Tap the Blue Star.

Follow Us

Out of all his victories, the golf ace has won the Masters Tournament three times in his career. However, despite being a former champion at the highly coveted event, Player had to face something he never expected. He recently revealed how getting a tee time at Augusta National is no less than a struggle for him despite his Masters wins.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

“After all I’ve contributed to the tournament and been an ambassador for them, I can’t go and have a practice round there with my three grandchildren…It’s terribly, terribly sad,” he said. The news came as a shock to all his fans as Player continued speaking about how he felt. “I’ve played my role. “I’ve won it three times,…If it wasn’t for the players, [Augusta National] would just be another golf course in Georgia.”

Will Player appear at the 2023 Masters Tournament?

Despite what he feels about the treatment he has received from Augusta National, Player will be joining his buddies Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson at the first tee for the honorary starters. Although fans are highly disappointed by Player’s shocking revelation, they are extremely happy to watch him at the tournament.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Who are you rooting for at this year’s Masters? Let us know your pick to win in the comments down below, and stay tuned for all the latest updates on the tournament brought to you by EssentiallySports.

Watch This Story: Major Decision Looms 47-Year-Old Tiger Woods Ahead of Crucial Weekend

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Written by:

Joydeep Singh

1,339Articles

One take at a time

Joydeep Singh is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. Having completed his Bachelor's degree in Business Management, he possesses a writing experience of more than four years now. Having picked up on following golf for quite some time now, his favorite is the legendary Tiger Woods, whose games he just does not miss.
Show More>

Edited by:

Manaal Siddiqui

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

EDITORS' PICK

America’s Favorite Video Today