Gary Player ranks the Masters last among majors: He explains his view

"The Open is by far the greatest tournament on the planet."

by Sead Dedovic
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Gary Player ranks the Masters last among majors: He explains his view

It is no secret that the Masters attracts a large number of golf fans, and for many of them, it is by far the biggest and most anticipated event of the entire golf year. A legend of golf, Gary Player, seems to be of a different opinion to many people when it comes to this subject.

The Open Championship is still, for Player, one of the biggest tournaments of the year, he emphasized in an interview with the Daily Mail. “But, never mind the Masters, the Open is by far the greatest tournament on the planet,”-Player said, as quoted by golfmonthly.com Furthermore, what is even more interesting is that when it comes to the ranking of the majors, Player ranked the Masters last.

As an explanation, Player pointed out that the Masters is the youngest of all the major championships, whereas the other Majors have a much longer history than the Masters. "I rate the Open at one, the US Open two, PGA three and Augusta four; Four marvelous tournaments.

The Masters is the youngest of the Majors. The others are steeped in tradition and history and they still have to catch up. Nothing comes to the top without time”.

Gary Player on Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy has been tipped as the favorite to win the Masters this year as well as complete the career grand slam.

The same expectations are held by Gary Player as well. "He’s got the best swing in the world by a mile. He’s won four Majors but none since 2014. I think he will win the Masters because the course is made for him. I think if he does that, he’ll go down as one of the greats, but that’s something he has to do.

I’ve always said my judgment of superstars is they have to win six Majors. People these days say anyone who wins is a superstar. No. It’s not easily done, but I believe Rory can." The Masters will certainly be a real spectacle. It remains to be seen how much Rory McIlroy can really do.

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