Gary Player: Golf needs a black champion

During a recent interview with Omnisport at the Berenberg Gary Player Invitational in Virginia Water, England, this week, the 79-year-old golf legend expressed his opinion regarding the difficulties currently experienced by Tiger Woods.

Here’s what Player said:

“We need Tiger Woods. Why? He’s a man of color. We need a black champion. Go to Africa, where we’ve got all these young black kids used to seeing a white guy as the champion. Now they’re getting inspired; they’re sitting in front of their TV sets. It inspires them; it gets them interested in golf. Asia wants to see a man of color. So there are many reasons besides being so charismatic. I don’t know if anybody in the world today can play like Tiger Woods did.”

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