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Gary Player bares it all in ESPN's Body Issue

By Stephen Hennessey

Always a man with fitness and nutrition at the fore, Gary Player has taken it up a notch.

The nine-time major champion, now 77, posed for ESPN The Magazine's yearly Body Issue.

And the early images are out.

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Related: Gary Player's 10 Rules on being an athlete 

And here's the second photo that ESPN The Magazine has released:

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As they state on their site, The Body Issue stands "to unapologetically stand in awe of the athletes who've pushed their physiques to profound frontiers."

Player certainly falls into that category.

Scottish golfer Carly Booth (21), who's playing on the Ladies European Tour, is also in this year's issue. Here's Carly hitting out at New York City's Chelsea Piers:

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Past golfers who've shed all their clothes for ESPN include Norway star Suzann Pettersen in 2012, Sandra Gal, Belen Mozo, Camilo Villegas, Christina Kim and Anna Grzebien.

And who could forget Natalie Gulbis' bodypaint in Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit issue last year.

But Player's naked spread might become the most talked about of them all for who Player is.



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