16″ x 20″ ‘Fist Pump’ photograph of Gary Player at the 1965 U.S. Open, beautifully signed in silver paint pen by Gary Player, who added the inscription “1965 US Open” below his signature.
The photo is from a numbered, limited edition of only 25 (you will receive a random number from the edition).
Signed at an official paid private autograph session.
Sold with Certificates of Authenticity from both The Autograph Source (Lifetime Guarantee) and Upper Deck Authenticated.
The 1965 U.S. Open was legendary for many reasons. Gary Player owned a three-stroke lead over Kel Nagle heading into the final round, but on the 18th hole, Player’s 28-foot putt fell four inches short. An 18-hole playoff ensued Monday in which Player captured the title with a three-stroke win.
The emotions ran deep for Player as the South African-born golfer became the first international winner of the U.S. Open in 38 years. The victory gave Player the only U.S. Open win of his illustrious career, and more importantly, capped his career Grand Slam.