GARY PLAYER

EXEMPT STATUS: 31 on All time Money List
FULL NAME: Gary Jim Player
HEIGHT: 5-7
WEIGHT: 150
BIRTHDATE: November 1, 1935
BIRTHPLACE: Johannesburg, South Africa
RESIDENCE: Johannesburg, South Africa, Palm Beach, FL
FAMILY: Wife, Vivienne; Jennifer, Marc, Wayne, Michele, Theresa, Amanda.
SPECIAL INTERESTS: Breeding thoroughbred race horses, golf course design.
TURNED PROFESSIONAL: 1953
JOINED TOUR: 1985
ERNIE ELS

EXEMPT STATUS: Winner, 97 U.S. Open
FULL NAME: Theodore Ernest Els
HEIGHT: 6-3
WEIGHT: 210
BIRTHDATE: October 17, 1969
BIRTHPLACE: Johannesburg, S.Africa
RESIDENCE: Ocean Club, The Bahamas
FAMILY: Wife, Leizl; Samantha (5/26/99)
SPECIAL INTERESTS: Movies, reading.
TURNED PROFESSIONAL: 1989
JOINED TOUR: 1994

RETIEF GOOSEN


EXEMPT STATUS: U.S. Open winner (through 2006)
FULL NAME: Retief Goosen
HEIGHT: 6-0
WEIGHT: 175
BIRTHDATE: February 3, 1969
BIRTHPLACE: Pietersburg, South Africa
RESIDENCE: Pietersburg, South Africa and Sunninghill, England
FAMILY: Wife, Tracy

SPECIAL INTERESTS:
Water skiing.
TURNED PROFESSIONAL: 1990
JOINED TOUR: 2001