Gary Player has been inducted into the South African Hall of Fame at a ceremony at Sun City.

The ceremony on Monday night was bubble ‘the Knight of Hope’, as Player was nicknamed throughout his career as ‘the Black Knight’ for the colour of the clothing he always wore.

In 1965, he became only the third golfer in history to win the Career Grand Slam, and the first non-American, following Ben Hogan and Gene Sarazen.

Player has won 165 tournaments on six continents over six decades and was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1974.

“Being inducted to this Hall of Fame means so much to me. When you struggle and you’re poor and you didn’t have much as a young person in your life, you develop a sense of gratitude and appreciation and that’s what I have. To say to the people thank you mate for I appreciate you for inducting me to this Hall of Fame,” says Player.