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Norman, Greg

(Gregory John Norman), 1955–, Australian golfer, b. Mt. Isa, Queensland. Noted for his power, the "White Shark," a professional since 1976, is tremendously popular with the gallery. Although he has won dozens of tournaments, the 1986 and 1993 British Opens are his only major victories, and he is famous for losing leads in the final round, most notably in the 1996 Masters. Norman won the 1994 Vardon Trophy for the lowest scoring average on the Professional Golfers Association tour. In 1995 he became the PGA's leading career money winner.
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Greg Norman Bubba Watson (right) prepares to present Adam Scott with the green jacket for winning the Masters and (inset) Tiger Woods incorrectly drops his ball and earns a two shot penalty
In his book Greg Norman: My Story, Norman has referred to a marathon telephonic discussion between him and the doctor in the following manner: "He [Dr Webster] told me to dispel my doubts and fears and always think of golf not in terms of numbers, but in terms of hitting the ball.
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"Growing up in Australia, I spent my whole childhood watching Greg Norman play here and contend here.
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* OLD HAND: Australia''s Greg Norman in action during a practice Round at Turnberry Golf Club.
GOLF: Greg Norman has declined his surprise invitation to the USPGA Championship.
After finishing third at last week's Open, Greg Norman set the pace with a flawless 67 at Royal Troon, the lowest round of the Championship so far.
GREG Norman failed to make history but he won the hearts of golf fans as well as Open champion Padraig Harrington at Royal Birkdale.
COLIN MONTGOMERIE took heart from Greg Norman's Open Championship performance after finishing joint 58th at Royal Birkdale.
WHO knows what the Sunday fates and the Royal Birkdale weather have in store for Greg Norman?