But his body is pretty impressive, too, and always has been: the compact South African was fanatical about fitness long before caring about fitness was cool. And he continues to be as he approaches 80.
Now, at age 77, Player is going to flaunt what he's got. He's posing nude in the 2013 "Body Issue" of ESPN the Magazine. Let's just hope this doesn't give Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer any ideas.
Posing nude in the Body Issue isn't like posing nude in, say, Playgirl, or a sexting photo on your iPhone. Thank goodness. Player's naughty bits will be covered.
Player becomes the oldest athlete to pose for ESPN the Magazine's annual flesh-fest. Golfers who've done so previously include Sandra Gal, Christina Kim, Anna Grzebian, Belen Mozo, Suzann Petterssen and Camilo Villegas.
The 2013 edition of the ESPN the Magazine Body Issue hits newsstands on July 12.