Gary Player, a three-time Master champion and one of the greatest golfers of all time, is riding out the coronavirus pandemic at his daughter’s home in Skippack, writes John Boyette for the Aiken Standard.
The virus upended Player’s plans to help start golf’s rite of spring with an opening tee shot at Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia.
“This is something we just never expected to happen,” said Player. “That’s a good lesson in life. We take so much for granted.”
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He added that people lack gratitude for some of life’s simple things, such as “going into a store and walking around. Going to see your friends.”
So to make sure he stays in shape, the 84-year-old who is well known for his fitness regimen, has been spending a good part of his time exercising in his home gym.
And while he misses the golf course, he is very grateful for the time he gets to spend with his wife, Vivienne, and his family.
“We’re having dinners, nice talks,” he said. “I don’t ever remember missing a week, unless I was sick, of playing golf.”
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