Gary Player calls his shot at Pinehurst

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Gary Player, long regarded as the best bunker player who ever lived, showed a small crowd at Pinehurst recently why that's the case.
By T.J. Auclair
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Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Thursday, March 27, 2014 | 8:29 a.m.

Nine-time major champion Gary Player paid a visit to Pinehurst Resort recently.

While he was there, the 78-year-old Player made his way over to Maniac Hill -- the practice area at the resort -- and jumped in to one of the many bunkers. Throughout his illustrious career, Player built a reputation as arguably the best bunker player who ever lived.

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With a small crowd assembled, Player drove that point home. Player splashed a shot out of the bunker and -- when the ball is barely halfway to the hole -- he repeats, "There it is," four times before the ball drops in the hole.

Pretty cool. Check it out for yourself.

h/t to @PinehurstResort.

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T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.