Twitter: GeoffShac
  • The 1997 Masters: My Story
    The 1997 Masters: My Story
    by Tiger Woods
  • The First Major: The Inside Story of the 2016 Ryder Cup
    The First Major: The Inside Story of the 2016 Ryder Cup
    by John Feinstein
  • Tommy's Honor: The Story of Old Tom Morris and Young Tom Morris, Golf's Founding Father and Son
    Tommy's Honor: The Story of Old Tom Morris and Young Tom Morris, Golf's Founding Father and Son
    by Kevin Cook
  • Playing Through: Modern Golf's Most Iconic Players and Moments
    Playing Through: Modern Golf's Most Iconic Players and Moments
    by Jim Moriarty
  • His Ownself: A Semi-Memoir (Anchor Sports)
    His Ownself: A Semi-Memoir (Anchor Sports)
    by Dan Jenkins
  • The Captain Myth: The Ryder Cup and Sport's Great Leadership Delusion
    The Captain Myth: The Ryder Cup and Sport's Great Leadership Delusion
    by Richard Gillis
  • The Ryder Cup: Golf's Grandest Event – A Complete History
    The Ryder Cup: Golf's Grandest Event – A Complete History
    by Martin Davis
  • Harvey Penick: The Life and Wisdom of the Man Who Wrote the Book on Golf
    Harvey Penick: The Life and Wisdom of the Man Who Wrote the Book on Golf
    by Kevin Robbins
  • Grounds for Golf: The History and Fundamentals of Golf Course Design
    Grounds for Golf: The History and Fundamentals of Golf Course Design
    by Geoff Shackelford
  • The Art of Golf Design
    The Art of Golf Design
    by Michael Miller, Geoff Shackelford
  • The Future of Golf: How Golf Lost Its Way and How to Get It Back
    The Future of Golf: How Golf Lost Its Way and How to Get It Back
    by Geoff Shackelford
  • Lines of Charm: Brilliant and Irreverent Quotes, Notes, and Anecdotes from Golf's Golden Age Architects
    Lines of Charm: Brilliant and Irreverent Quotes, Notes, and Anecdotes from Golf's Golden Age Architects
    Sports Media Group
  • Alister MacKenzie's Cypress Point Club
    Alister MacKenzie's Cypress Point Club
    by Geoff Shackelford
  • The Golden Age of Golf Design
    The Golden Age of Golf Design
    by Geoff Shackelford
  • Masters of the Links: Essays on the Art of Golf and Course Design
    Masters of the Links: Essays on the Art of Golf and Course Design
    Sleeping Bear Press
  • The Good Doctor Returns: A Novel
    The Good Doctor Returns: A Novel
    by Geoff Shackelford
  • The Captain: George C. Thomas Jr. and His Golf Architecture
    The Captain: George C. Thomas Jr. and His Golf Architecture
    by Geoff Shackelford
« Golf Channel Looking To Contribute To Workplace (Lack of) Productivity | Main | Monty Offers McGinley Assistance, Offering Hope For Sky Viewers Longing For A Monty-Free Telecast »
Wednesday
Jan162013

Player On Humana: "This is the single-most important tournament on tour"

Ron Sirak says it's time for some of the big names to cut the cord with their appearance fee addictions and show up to Bill Clinton's Humana Challenge.

Former President Clinton announced Tuesday that 31 individuals and organizations have pledged $100 million for a variety of community-based projects to bring the healthy living messages to as wide of an audience as possible. Among that money is a pledge by the PGA Tour to fund a coordinator between the Clinton Foundation and deserving neighborhood organizations.

"This is the single-most important tournament on tour," nine-time major championship winner Gary Player said Wednesday at PGA West, where the Humana Challenge is played on the Palmer and Nicklaus Course, as well as at nearby La Quinta CC. "If I was a professional golfer, I would make it my business to play here this week because you are helping get a message through to a country that really needs the message."

PrintView Printer Friendly Version

EmailEmail Article to Friend

Reader Comments (9)

I'm not quite sure that it lives up to a major, well except for the PGA Championship maybe, but Gary's got a point about healthy living. Rumour has it that he was doing one armed pushups throughout the entire interview.

DM
01.17.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDick Mahoon
Gary Player...LOL
01.17.2013 | Unregistered CommenterBobby D
The interviewer was actually standing on his back during Player's one armed push-ups. Afterwards they enjoyed a zucchini - carrot smoothie.
01.17.2013 | Unregistered CommenterVRWC
@VRWC: Thanks a lot, I just spit coffee at my monitor.
01.17.2013 | Unregistered Commentertlavin
Bobby D...LOL
01.17.2013 | Unregistered Commenterfyg
fyg...OMG
01.17.2013 | Unregistered CommenterBobby D
Bobby D...GFY
01.17.2013 | Unregistered Commenterfyg
Gary Player...one of the great blowhards, self-promoters and golf cheats in history. Sorry fyg, your hero is an a-hole.
01.20.2013 | Unregistered CommenterBobby D
So unlike Gary to over-state his case
01.20.2013 | Unregistered CommenterAK47

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Post:
 
All HTML will be escaped. Hyperlinks will be created for URLs automatically.