Player tips McIlroy for Masters triumph

Gary Player believes Rory McIlroy will become the sixth golfer to complete the career Grand Slam by winning this week's Masters at Augusta.

South African great Player, Jack Nicklaus, Ben Hogan, Gene Sarazen and Tiger Woods are the only golfers to have won all four majors.

"I've said all along that I think Rory will win this week," Player, 81, told BBC Sport Northern Ireland's Stephen Watson.

"He's had his problems here which we all did but that's under his belt now."

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