GARY PLAYER - MAGAZINE COVER SIGNED - HFSID 147788
GARY PLAYER The South African golfer signs the cover of the April 17, 1978 issue of "Sports Illustrated", which features a photograph of him winning the Masters. Magazine signed: "Gary Player" on front cover, 120p, 8x11. Complete "Sports Illustrated" magazine, April 17, 1978 issue.
Sale Price $180.00
The South African golfer signs the cover of the April 17, 1978 issue of "Sports Illustrated", which features a photograph of him winning the Masters.
Magazine signed: "Gary Player" on front cover, 120p, 8x11. Complete "Sports Illustrated" magazine, April 17, 1978 issue. Cover Story: "What a Finish!/Gary Player Wins the Masters". Six-page spread inside (pages 16-21) features coverage of the Masters as well as several color photographs of Player and his competition. Player, who became the first non-American to win the Masters in 1961, won the championship again in 1974. In 1978, the 42-year-old Player, who shot a 64 in the final round, overcame a seven-shot deficit to win his third Masters title by one stroke. South African golfer Gary Player (born in 1935), who is considered one of golf's greatest players, won 24 PGA tournaments (1958-1978), including seven majors. "The Black Knight" won all four of golf's most prestigious events: the British Open (1959, 1968, 1971, 1974), the Masters (1961, 1978), the PGA (1962-1971) and the U.S. Open (1965). After joining the Champions Tour, he won 19 additional tournaments. Player is also a renowned golf course architect, and he has received acclaim for breeding thoroughbred racehorses at his Gary Player Stud Farm. The Gary Player Foundation, founded in 1983, is dedicated to supporting the educational needs of rural and underprivileged children, and the foundation also supports other children's charities. Lightly creased. Worn at upper and lower corners of left portion of front cover, one-inch tear at lower left background. Slightly soiled, yellowed at right blank margin of back cover. Overall, fine condition for its age.
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