Gary Player made news last week when he told the Daily Mail that he ranks the Masters Tournament fourth on his list of major championships.
While recalling his 1978 Masters victory, Player was quoted as saying, “But, never mind the Masters, The Open is by far the greatest tournament on the planet.
"I rate The Open at one, the U.S. Open two, PGA three and Augusta four; four marvelous tournaments.”
Player won the Masters and The Open three times each. He also won the U.S. Open once and the PGA Championship twice.
Considering Player was the first international player to win the Masters (1961), it was his final major triumph ('78) and he is one of the tournament’s honorary starters, his comments might come as a surprise.