Gary Player in birthday sit-up challenge

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GARY PLAYER

To celebrate his 81st birthday, nine-time major winner Gary Player is urging everyone to take part in a fitness challenge.


The South African, who is frequently outspoken on how exercise can improve the golf game and overall health, is encouraging his fans and followers to complete 81 sit-ups.

Player hopes as many people as possible will get involved in the challenge and, upon finishing, you should post a picture of yourself in the sit-up position with your hands clasped behind your neck to social media using the hashtag #81situps4Gary.

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Already, people have been getting involved, including the South African rugby team.

Player has also been vocal about golf and fitness and rushed to the defence of Rory McIlroy earlier this year after golf analyst Brandel Chamblee claimed the four-time major champion was doing too much in the gym.

“If you are not taking exercise seriously, you will simply get left behind,” the South African said on Twitter, before sending McIlroy this.

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McIlroy responded, saying: “Thank you Mr Player! Following your fine example.”


Gary Player’s 81 sit-ups challenge


Send us a tweet at @BunkeredOnline with your 81 sit-ups attempt and don’t forget to use the hashtag #81situps4Gary. It may even be seen by the man himself!

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