Gary Player is a nine-time Major Championship winner, battled against golf’s great in Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus, and was even a former participant in ESPN’s Body Issue. Clearly, the man knows a thing or two about playing good golf.
So when Player started speaking out this weekend about course conditions at the US Open and Tiger Woods, the fans stopped to hear what the man said.
And boy, did he set the interviews on fire.
Player first appeared on the The Golf Channel where he called the conditions at the US Open “a tragedy.” But it was his appearance on ESPN’s morning Sportscenter where he went a step further by saying, “this is the worst I’ve ever seen.”
Never bashful @garyplayer told @MattBarrieESPN: Chambers Bay is 'the worst golf course I might've ever seen' http://t.co/dJiRVdiXPu
— ESPN Golf (@ESPNGolf) June 20, 2015
He wasn’t done.
Woods missed the cut for the 2nd time in 19 starts and Player went on to give some of the best insight on Tiger’s lagging career with some solid fatherly advice.
Kinda feels like a grandpa giving you a talkin-to out back causing you to reevaluate your entire philosophy on life.
Somebody should give this man a show.