Only old age could stop Snead

Updated: October 20, 2005, 2:52 PM ET
By Bob Carter | Special to ESPN.com

"When I'm judging a great player I see how long was he a great player. And that's why Sam Snead in my opinion is the greatest golfer the world has ever seen. I don't think there's anybody close," says Gary Player on ESPN Classic's SportsCentury series.

Success in his golfing prime made Sam Snead a star. Longevity helped to build a legend.

Snead's fluid but powerful swing seemed effortless, a classic swing that kept him on course well into his 60s. Leaning on his natural ability, ...

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