Monday, April 06, 2009

Player To Play No More Masters

Gary Player is calling it quits at the Masters.

The 73-year old Player announced Monday that this will be his final Masters, capping his tournament career with 52 appearances at Augusta National.

Player has competed in more Masters than any other player.

“It’s just too long for me,” Player said. “I cannot get around.

“I’ve managed to break 80 the last two years but it’s getting to a stage now where I don’t know whether I can do that out here. It’s getting so long and I’m getting weaker.”

Player said he has not been asked to join Arnold Palmer as a ceremonial starter next year but he would do so if asked by club officials.

“Of course I would,” Player said. “I’ll even exercise harder to make sure I out-drive Arnold.”