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June 25 2013

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Player to pose in ESPN Mag body issue

Gary Player is considered the father of fitness on the PGA TOUR. (Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Gary Player proclaims to still do 1,000 push ups and sit ups ever morning. Now he'll have a chance to show off his physique.

The 77-year-old will pose in ESPN The Magazine's "Body Issue," set to hit newsstands July 12, in which athletes appear naked.

The nine-time major winner and fitness buff isn't the first golfer to be profiled in the issue -- Camilo Villegas, Suzann Pettersen, Belen Mozo, Christina Kim, Sandra Gal and Anna Grzebien have also been featured -- but he certainly is the oldest.

Other athletes in the issue include San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and tight end Vernon Davis, Washington Wizards point guard John Wall and New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey.

Olympic volleyball gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings will also be pictured both before and after her recent pregnancy.

Player, meanwhile, says he exercises for about an hour each day, five or six times a week. He warms up by stretching and then moves on to weights and cardio.

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