Golf Innerview with Ann Liguori

Gary Player and his secrets to a good life

Food, exercise, laughter and love provide the keys to a fruitful lifestyle, the South African champion says

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In part 2 of host Ann Liguori’s in-depth conversation with the legendary Gary Player, the nine-time major champion talks about his keys to a happy life. Proper food, exercise, laughter and love serve as the building blocks to the good life. Player recalled his rough upbringing in his native South Africa. “I’d lie in bed every night wishing I were dead," he said, "but that’s what made me a world champion, and that’s what put love in my heart.” He also discusses his “animal” work ethic, his exercise routine, the importance of having gratitude, how he met his wife of 63 years, Vivian, who is suffering with cancer, and the importance of having a great partner.

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