last night made the ``heartbreaking'' and ``devastating'' decision to withdraw from Open championship qualifying tomorrow and Monday because of a pulled rib muscle.
set a Masters record with his 51st appearance yesterday, but after taking 83 shots to get round the 72-year-old said: "Man, that's a tough golf course.
Twelve Major winners will be involved - Faldo, Kite, O'Meara, Watson, Bob Charles, Ben Crenshaw, Wayne Grady, Tony Jacklin, Jerry Pate, Gary Player
, Scott Simpson and Craig Stadler.
Victories in the Masters and USPGA would make Els only the fifth player to have won all four majors after Woods, Gary Player
, Jack Nicklaus and Ben Hogan.
The 12-year-old son of Nureyev, a half-brother to South African champion sire Al Mufti, will stand at Gary Player
Stud Farm, Colesburg, in The Cape.
LEADING Italian golfer (why does that sound funnier than Leading Pygmy High Jumper?) Alessandro Pissilli has failed a drugs test, adding credence to Gary Player
's claim that substance abuse is rife in golf.
sparked controversy with claims that Tour players took drugs but golf bosses had been looking at testing some time ago.
COLIN MONTGOMERIE stormed out of the Gary Player
Country Club after making the sort of nightmare start which even weekend hackers dread on the first hole of the Nedbank Challenge at Sun City.
RETIEF Goosen has accused legend Gary Player
of "damaging golf" by claiming 10 players now use steroids.
has made the ``heartbreaking'' and ``devastating'' decision to withdraw from Open championship qualifying tomorrow and Monday because of a pulled rib muscle.
KENNETH FERRIE was left bitterly disappointed I CAN BUS yesterday when he was told he couldn't partner Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player
in the pre-Masters par-three tournament.
GOLF legend Gary Player
last night sent shockwaves through the game, claiming the sport is riddled with drug cheats.