Golf Legend Gary Player to Pose Nude at Age 77
Bringing new meaning to the adage that “you’re never too old”, golf legend Gary Player will pose nude in ESPN Magazine’s special edition entitled “Body Issue”. The special edition comes out once a year and features prominent sports figures in the buff. Player, who is South African by birth, has consented to take off all his clothes for the magazine.
ESPN believes that the magazine isn’t porn in the strictest sense. The purpose of the nude athletes is to satisfy fan curiosity about what kind of body it takes to perform at the professional level.
That is quite an interesting take as a nude athlete might come across as something salacious.
At any rate, Player won’t be the only athlete featured in the upcoming edition out in stores on July 12. In all 21 professional male and female sports figures will appear including Olympic Beach Volleyball Athlete Kerri Walsh Jennings, Matt Harvey of the NY Mets, Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers, and John Wall of the Washington Wizards. Unlike other types of magazines revealing the human body, the ESPN photo shoot will cleverly conceal the most intimate parts of each athlete’s body. For his part, Player will be the oldest participant in the magazine’s history of the “Body Issue”.
Gary Player Now Oldest Athlete to Pose Nude for ESPN The Magazine’s ‘Body Issue’