Gary Player to pose for ESPN Mag's 'Body Issue'

A determined Gary Player on the first tee at the Houston Greats of Golf Challenge.

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77-year-old Hall of Famer Gary Player will pose nude in the July 12 issue of ESPN The Magazine’s 'Body Issue.'

Player tweeted: After a lifetime dedicated to health and fitness I’m chuffed to be in @ESPNmag’s Body Issue to hopefully inspire others to workout and live well.

The nine-time major champion and fitness guru will become the oldest athlete to pose nude, and joins Suzann Pettersen, Belen Mozo, Christina Kim, Sandra Gal, Anna Grzebien and Camilo Villegas as other golfers who have posed for the magazine.

NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, NBA player John Wall, professional tennis' John Isner and Olympian Kerri Walsh Jennings, a gold-medalist in beach volleyball, are other athletes who will appear in the July 12 issue.

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