Finally, ESPN’s Body Issue Gives Us a Naked, Old Man

Gary Player of South Africa reacts to a shot during the Greats of Golf exhibition at the Insperity Championship at the Woodlands Country Club on May 4, 2013 in Woodlands, Texas. Photo: Scott Halleran/Getty Images

Have you ever looked at ESPN the Magazine's annual Body Issue — the one full of naked, greased-up Olympians with their legs strategically crossed —  and thought, this celebration of the human form could use more golfers? You're in luck: 77-year-old Gary Player is to be the oldest athlete ever to strip down for the magazine. Player, who works his own farm in South Africa, told TMZ he is confident in his own skin. "I did not do anything special for the shoot," he said. "I was relaxed, tanned and ready to go." I commend ESPN for furthering the cause of nude photo shoot equality for men and septuagenarians. I only wonder what sporty prop Player will be provided, to keep it decent. Headcover?