Gary Player won the Masters title three times, becoming the The first international golfer For wearing the green jacket in 1961.
His last win came at Augusta National in 1978, a final of nine major league wins.
However, the player lists the Masters Tournament as the last of golf’s four major tournaments The Open Championship at the top of the list.
Discussing his recent win in Augusta with the Daily Mail, The player dropped a solid block As to where the Masters landed on its list of golf majors.
“But, aside from the Masters, the Open Championship is by far the greatest tournament on the planet,” Player told the Daily Mail before pausing. “I rate the Open at One, the US Open twice, the PGA 3 and Augusta. Four great tournaments.”
The player’s logic for placing Masters at the bottom of the Specializations list is simple – time.
“It’s the smallest of the big companies,” Player said. “Others are steeped in tradition and history, and they still have to catch up. Nothing comes to the top without time.”
The first Masters Championship was held in 1934, 18 years after the first PGA Championship was held.
The British Open is the oldest of the four Grand Slams, which was held in Scotland in 1860.
While a player might think the Masters have some work to do before making their way to the top of the major rankings, the golf world will still be watching when the 2023 edition kicks off on April 6.
The player thinks Rory McIlroy He will wear the green jacket for the first time in his career.
“He’s got the world’s best one-mile swing,” Blair said. “He’s won four majors but nothing since 2014. I think he will Masters win Because the course is designed for him. I think if he did, he would be considered one of the greats, but it’s something he has to do.
“I’ve always said my verdict on stars is that they have to win six majors. People these days say anyone who wins is a star. No. It’s not easy to do, but I think Rory can.”
McIlroy has won four majors in his career, but he has yet to don the green jacket.
His most recent major championship win came in 2014 at the PGA Championship.