Big hitters may tear the Old Course apart in 2022, fears Gary Player

Three-time Open champion Gary Player reckons the Old Course at St Andrews may become “obsolete” when it stages the 2022 staging.
Gary Player fears golf's big hitters will tear the Old Course apart. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)Gary Player fears golf's big hitters will tear the Old Course apart. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)
Gary Player fears golf's big hitters will tear the Old Course apart. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Three-time Open champion Gary Player reckons the Old Course at St Andrews may become “obsolete” when it stages the 2022 staging.

Speaking as part of his new role as a Wentworth ambassador, the South African said he feared big-hitters like American Bryson DeChambeau are going to drive the course into submission.

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“Isn’t it sad? The great home of golf, St Andrews, a place we all love and adore, that is so obsolete,” said Player.

“Bryson has put on 40 yards and it is going to ruin it. They are going to drive nine greens at St Andrews.” Picture by Jan Kruger / Getty Images.