Australian golfers will now have a Shark to shoot at.
The PGA of Australia announced Monday plans to honor the best men's or women's golfer in Australia with the Greg Norman Medal.
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Here are some of the details, courtesy of the PGA of Australia news release:
To be called the Greg Norman Medal, the inaugural award will be presented to the best male or female professional golfer on the world stage in 2015 at a gala awards night in December.
The winner will be determined based on annual success on the Australian and International stage including all Professional tours such as the LPGA, ALPG & Ladies European Tour, and the (men's) PGA Tour (America or Australasia), the European Tour and other Tours around the world, including those in Asia.
PGA of Australia Chief Executive Brian Thorburn said the award would at long last provide Australian golf with an opportunity to celebrate its key player's success on the world stage.
"Australia's athletes excel on the global sporting stage and in most sports we celebrate the success of our athletes on that stage. Whether it's the Olympic Games, World Cups in Cricket, Soccer, the Rugby codes or Netball; or domestic sports such as the AFL, we recognise the champions who put Australia on that world stage and who excel in their chosen sport," he said.
"Our sport of golf has generated many, many stars on the world stage from Norman Von Nida, Peter Thomson, Kel Nagle, Greg Norman, Adam Scott and more recently Jason Day, and on the female side from Jan Stephenson, Jane Crafter, Karrie Webb to name just a few."
"But Golf in Australia has never recognized the best of the best of our Australian Professional golfers through an annual award – until now," Thorburn said.
"Greg Norman was the obvious stand out choice to name this award after. A World Golf Hall of Famer, a life member of the PGA and a recipient of the Order of Australia, Greg Norman is synonymous with the highest levels of golfing achievement."
Norman, understandably, was thrilled -- based on the smile on his face in this Instagram post:
So who will win the inaugural award? PGA Champion Jason Day certainly has to be the front-runner right now.