Jun 26th, 2016
Gary Player steps into the breach
He’s ready for Rio
Words: John Dean Photography: Getty Images
Now that Brandon Grace has withdrawn from the Olympics, the South African ranks have been seriously depleted. First to go was Louis Oosthuizen, with Charl Schwartzel following hot on his heels.
Brandon Grace is following the Rory line, and citing health and family reasons for his withdrawal.
“I’m getting married in November and hoping to start a family,” Grace said. “I must put my health first.”
With the top three South African golfers gone, Gary Player has stepped forward into the breach.
This is what he tweeted:
Gary is still as fit as a butcher's dog, and his competitive spirit burns as bright as ever. It's good to know that at least one South African is chomping at the bit.