Golf LegendsOctober 30, 2015

Gary Player says he's broken his age in EVERY round of golf he's played this year

Golf legend Gary Player turns 80 on Sunday. That's only going to make what he's done this past year on the course even easier.

In an interview with the Daily Mail, Player said he's shot better than his age in every full round of golf he's played this year. Remarkable.

Perhaps even more impressive is the fact he still starts his day with 1,300 sit-ups and 300-pound leg lifts. And when he's not traveling on business, he spends 12 hours a day working on his farm in South Africa.

"Retirement is a death warrant," the nine-time major champ told the Mail. "I remember in Britain a few years ago when you had that outcry when people were asked to work a year longer. Well, I'm 80 and I'm still the same as when I was 22. I'm still curious to learn, and I don't believe in retirement. I want to die working."

Keep on working and playing good golf, Gary. And if you're looking for a new challenge, the Guinness Book of World Records mark for most times shooting your age or below in one day is seven. You just might have to move the sit-ups until before bedtime.


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