Originally Posted by Shorty
Are you trying to use irony here?
Gary Player is quite possibly the most egotistical player that ever lived!!!!!
Do a bit of reading about what he was like when he was traveling around with Arnie and Jack, and what they had to say about him.
Read about tyne nightmare that is playing with him in a pro-am.
Read about his miraculous ball finding skills and club selections and changes that lead to great lie in the rough.
Listen to any interview he's ever given.
I will just go with what I personally witnessed at the 3M tournament a couple weeks ago. Gary Player was quite possibly the most entertaining, genuine celebrity I've ever seen. I followed Jack, Gary, Arnie, and Trevino for an hour before it started, then through 18 holes, and then an hour after they were done. At times Jack and Arnie could be a bit cold to people, don't get me wrong they were still great. But Gary Player was something else. I swear he thanked every single person there, I've never seen such a jolly old man.
I don't care from now on what anyone says about Gary because I'm going to go with what I personally saw over those 5 hours. I saw a Gary Player that could really play to the crowd, and I saw Jack sulk a little bit about it.
I know Player has an ego, that day it was a competitive ego. He knows he's one of the greats, but to me he was the greatest as a person, not just a golfer.