Greg Norman

Old Tom Morris Award ( 2008)

Greg Norman AO (full name: Gregory John Norman ) ( born February 10, 1955 in Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia ) is a professional golfer who has 331 weeks long led the world rankings in the 1980s and 1990s. Because of his white-blond hair he is "White Shark", the white shark called.

Competition careers

Greg Norman was able to the Open Championship twice, in 1986 and 1993, to decide for himself, but for the other majors he failed. Often very scarce and sometimes unhappy, such as at the PGA Championship in 1986, when he grabbed his opponent Bob Tway with a holed bunker shot victory away or the following year at the Masters when Larry Mize einchippte in the jump with a wonder strike from 40 meters. On the other hand, Norman has awarded some chances to win in majors by poor final rounds, such as a 78 at the Masters in 1996 or 75 at the U.S. Open 1995 Significantly the year 1986 -. Because he led all four majors ahead of the final round and won it "only" the Open Championship. Despite all these low blows one must not overlook the fact that Norman may have a total of 30 top - ten finishes in the majors. The list of his numerous worldwide tournament victories is provided below (see points 5-8 of contents ).


Greg Norman was from 1981 to September 2007 with Laura, a U.S. citizen, is married and has two children with her. On 28 June 2008 he married the former tennis player Chris Evert in a private ceremony on Paradise Iceland in the Bahamas. However, already in early October, 2009, the couple announced its separation.

He is now a very successful businessman who has become in the Gulf region so that it engages only sporadically into the tournament scene. His personal fortune is estimated at more than 100 million U.S. dollars.


  • BBC Sports Personality of the Year Overseas Personality ( 1986)
  • Officer of the Order of Australia (1999)
  • World Golf Hall of Fame (2001)
  • Old Tom Morris Award ( 2008)
  • The asteroid ( 16046 ) Greg Norman has been named after him.

Results in Major Championships

DNP = did not participate CUT = cut failed "T " shared placement Green background for wins Yellow background for top 10

PGA TOUR victories

PGA European Tour victories

Major championships are shown in bold.

Tournament Win in Australia and Asia ( PGA Tour of Australasia )

Other tournament victories

Participation in team competitions

  • Alfred Dunhill Cup ( for Australia): 1985 ( winners ), 1986 ( winners ), 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996
  • World Cup ( for Australia): 1976, 1978
  • Four Tours World Championship: 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989
  • Hennessy Cognac Cup: 1982
  • Double Diamond: 1977
  • Presidents Cup ( International team ): 1996, 1998 ( winners ), 2000