Gary Player

John Max 29 May,2016

Facts of Gary Player

The Open Championship: Won: 1959, 1968, 1974, World Golf Hall of Fame: 1974, Masters Tournament: Won: 1961, 1974, 1978
Full Name
Gary Player
Birth Name
Gary Player DMS
Famous Name
Gary Player
South African
Current City
Married to
Vivienne Verwey (m. 1957)
Currently Married
Harry Player
Muriel Player
Ian Player (South African international conservationist)
No. of Siblings
No. of Twitter Followers
No. of Instagram Followers


Career & Net worth

$14 million
Net Worth
$250 million
Started career as
a golfer


Married to
Vivienne Verwey (m. 1957)
Currently Married

Gary Player is regarded as one of the most experienced names in the world of golf. He is a retired South African professional golfer. He is widely admired as one of the successful and greatest players in the history of golf. He set countless records throughout his entire professional career, he accumulated nine major championships on the regular tour and six championships Tour major championship victories, as well as three Senior British Open Championships on the European Senior Tour.

As per the reports of Celebrity Net Worth, he has an estimated net worth of $250 million. Gary is currently married to Vivienne Verwey. 

Gary Player Income, Salary, & Net worth in 2022

Gary Player has an estimated net worth of $250 million as of 2019. He has earned tremendous wealth through his gold career but apart from golf, he has excelled in several other fields too.

In 2013, he earned $36 million: 23 million from business, 8 million from corporate sponsors, including Callaway, Rolex and SAP and $5 million from licensing deals and real estate ventures. According to the source, he makes $14 million in average per annum as his salary.

He is one of the highest earnings PGA golfers and also has made $10 million in earnings from non-PGA events over the course of his career.

In 2017, he listed his house for sale for $6.6 million.

What Endorsement Deals does he have?

Player recently signed a new club deal with PXG as their latest ambassador and also is linked with OnCore ball. He is also linked with several other brands but the details is not available.

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Gary Player Personal Life & Affair; Is he Married?

As he is successful in his professional career, in the same way, he has set a perfect example in his personal life too, from last 62 years, he has been happily living with his wife.

He married Vivienne Verwey in 1957. His wife is the sister of a golf player Bobby Verwey. They together have six children: Jennifer, Marc, Wayne, Michele, Theresa, and Amanda.

He is also a grandfather to 21 children. The couple is living happily with their children and grandchildren. He is loyal to his wife and doesn’t engage in an affair.

He has contributed himself to society and their people. He has established The Player Foundation in 1983, the institution provides education, nutrition, medical treatment, athletic activities, for a small community of disadvantaged children who resides in the United States.

He has an average height of 5 feet and 6 inches; His weight is around 150lb. His fans and lovers followed him on social networking sites. His fans are largely growing on Twitter. A lot more info about his bio can be seen on Wiki.

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Gary Player Early Life & Career Accomplishment

He is 83 of his age and was born on Nov 1, 1935. Johannesburg, South Africa was his birthplace. He is a South African but media has not confirmed about his ethnicity but it seems he is white.

He was born as the son of Muriel Player and Harry Player. However, we cannot confirm but it seems his parents are not more in this world. His brother Ian Player is was a South African intl. conservationist.

He was raised in his birthplace. From his childhood, he was passionate about sports, it seems to play golf was in his blood, he played professionally in his early career of life.

He was accomplished and at the age of 29, he won the 1965 U.S Open and became the only non-American to win all four majors, known as the Career Grand Slam.

He won the 165 tournaments on six continents over six decades and was also inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1974. He has also spread his brilliance in the field of writing and has published about 36 golf books. 

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