Gary Player will join a long line of golfers -- mostly women -- to shed their FootJoys and all other golf duds to appear in the buff in ESPN The Magazine’s “Body Issue,” which, according to the AP, will be out on July 12.
At 77, Player is long retired from competitive golf but he maintains his body as if he were training for a triathlon. Indeed, the South African was a fitness buff long before Tiger Woods made it fashionable for professional golfers to hit the gym.
Player told SBNation in January, as he made the media rounds to promote the Humana Challenge (a tourney he said was "the single-most important event" on the PGA Tour because of its emphasis on health and "saving lives"), credited his intense workout regimen for helping him regularly post six shots under his age.
The nine-time major champion boasts that he does 1,000 sit-ups each day, which no doubt put him in fine fettle for “The Body” photo shoot.
After a lifetime dedicated to health & fitness I’m chuffed to be in @ESPNmag's Body Issue to hopefully inspire others to workout & live well— Gary Player (@garyplayer) June 25, 2013
If you got it, flaunt it, Gary.