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Gary Player - 1973 World Open Photo View Larger Image

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  • Date: 1973
  • Event: World Open
  • Location: Pinehurst, North Carolina
  • Photo Composition: Candid

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Gary Player - 1973 World Open

Catalog Number: 0761-2214

Gary Player at the World Open which was first played in 1973 as the World Open Golf Championship and was a unique event. It was a 144-hole tournament (twice the normal size) contested over two weeks. The 240 player field was cut after 72 holes to the top 70 plus ties who played the remaining 72 holes. It offered the largest purse ($500,000) and first place prize ($100,000) in PGA Tour history. Pinehurst Country Club in Pinehurst, North Carolina

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