Posts tagged with: "Gary Player"

OPINION: Player-Jones Jr. Feud Unbecoming View More
The feud between Gary Player and Robert Trent Jones Jr. continues. (Photos: Gary Player, garyplayer.com; and Robert Trent Jones Jr., Action Images / Michael Craig)

OPINION: Player-Jones Jr. Feud Unbecoming

Disagreements are a part of life. But feuds never end well. William Anderson Hatfield and Randolph McCoy despised one another, with each trying to wipe out the other’s family. But they are inexorably linked, one name rarely mentioned without the other. While they haven’t resulted in gunfire yet, the roiling…

QUICK TAKE: Big Doings At Big Cedar Lodge View More
The wondrous limestone at Big Cedar's Mountain Top course designed by Gary Player creates a striking topography. (Photo courtesy of Big Cedar Lodge)

QUICK TAKE: Big Doings At Big Cedar Lodge

RIDGEDALE, Missouri – The good people at the resort known as Big Cedar Lodge have taken to calling it “America’s Next Great Golf Destination,” and I was initially inclined to dismiss those claims as hyperbole of the highest degree. But after taking a closer look at this rustic retreat, which…

Masters Coming Up Aces in Par 3 Contest View More
Gary Player gave his granddaughter a hug after his ace.

Masters Coming Up Aces in Par 3 Contest

If you watched the Masters Par 3 Contest, you witnessed a lot of aces — a record nine aces to be exact. Each of them is thrilling in its own way, but here are the top 5 hole-in-one moments from Wednesday at the Masters: No. 5) Zach Johnson’s ball takes…

Contemplating Arnie’s Augusta Successor View More
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Contemplating Arnie’s Augusta Successor

The news Tuesday that Arnold Palmer won’t hit a ceremonial opening tee shot at The Masters was a reminder that time marches inexorably on, eventually robbing even the greatest athletes of their physical capabilities. It also got me thinking about who eventually will succeed Palmer in the pantheon of legends…

Palmer, 86, Resigns From Hitting Ceremonial Tee Shot View More
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Palmer, 86, Resigns From Hitting Ceremonial Tee Shot

Arnold Palmer intends to be on the first tee at Augusta National on Thursday of Masters week but without a driver in his hands. Palmer informed club chairman Billy Payne that he won’t join Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player in hitting the ceremonial tee shots to begin the tournament this…