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Greg Norman

  • Birthplace: Queensland, Australia
  • Residence: Hobe Sound, Fla.
  • Birthdate: 2/10/1955
  • Age: 53 Ht.:6'-0"
  • Turned Pro: 1976
  • Eligibility Code: 5/18/2008

Player Notes

Winner 1989 and '90 Vardon Trophy. . .1986, '90 and '95 Arnold Palmer Award recipient for leading money winner. . .Won PGA Tour and PGA of America Player of the Year honors in 1995. . . Has won over a million dollars four of the last seven years. . .Eight runner-up finishes in majors he is one of only two players (joining Craig Wood) to lose all four majors in playoffs. . .First player on the PGA Tour to surpass $10 million. . .Has had five million dollar years in 1990, '93, '94, '95 and '97. . .Has been runner-up 17 times on the PGA Tour in the 90s, most of any player. . .Had shoulder surgery in April of 1998, then arthroscopic hip surgery in June of 2000. . . Since the World ranking was devised Norman was in the top 50 of the rankings for 700 weeks before dropping out for the first time in 2000. . .Was accorded Honorary Life Membership on the European Tour in 2000. When the PGA Tour added British Open victories as official at the end of 2002, Norman also got a Life membership on the PGA Tour. . .Member of 1996, '98 and 2000 Presidents Cup Team . . Joined the World Golf Hall-of-Fame in 2001 . . .Wanted to be a pilot in the Australian Air Force but made golf his career. One of the few golfers that have top the money list on both the PGA Tour and the European Tour. Was the leading money winner in Europe in 1982 and in the United States in 1986, 1990 and '95.

Career Victories

European Tour
1977, '79 and '81 Martini International, 1980 French Open, Scandinavian Open, World Match Play Championship, 1981 Dunlop Masters (England)1982 Dunlop Masters(Wales), State Express Classic, Benson & Hedges International, 1983 Cannes Open, World Match Play Championship, 1986 British Open, European Open and Suntory World Match Play, 1988 Italian Open, 1993 British Open, 1994 Johnnie Walker Classic (Thailand)

PGA Tour
20 - 1984 Kemper Open, Canadian Open, 1986 Panasonic-Las Vegas Invitational, Kemper Open, British Open 1988 MCI Heritage Classic, 1989 International, Greater Milwaukee Open, 1990 Doral Ryder Open, Memorial Tournament, 1992 Canadian Open, 1993 Doral Ryder Open, British Open 1994 Players Championship, 1995 Memorial, Canon Greater Hartford Open, NEC World Series of Golf, 1996 Doral Ryder Open, 1997 FedEx St. Jude Classic, NEC World Series of Golf.

Other
Australasian Tour Victories: 1976 Westlakes Classic, 1978 Caltex Festival of Sydney Open, Traralgon Classic, NSW Open, 1980 Australian Open, 1981 Australian Masters, 1983 Australian Masters, Stefen Queensland Open, NSW Open, 1984 Victorian Open, Australian Masters, Australian PGA Championship, 1985 Australian PGA Championship, Australian Open, 1986 Stefen Queensland Open, NSW Open, West End Jubilee South Australia Open, Western Australian Open, 1987 Australian Masters, Australian Open, 1988 Palm Meadows Cup, ESP Open, PGA National Tournament Players Championship, NSW Open, 1989 and '90 Australian Masters, 1989 PGA National Tournament Players Championship, 1996 Ford South Australian Open, Australian Open, 1998 Greg Norman Holden International.Other Victories: 1977 Kuzaha Open(Jap), 1978 South Seas Classic (Fiji),1979 Hong Kong Open, 1983 Hong Kong Open, Kapalua International, 1989 Chunichi Crowns (Jap), 1993 Taiheiyo Masters (Jap), 1998 Franklin Templeton Shootout (teamed with Steve Elkington)

Career Summary

1977 PGA European Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 12; in money - 9; Top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average - 72.02; money - (Euro)11,600 or £8,286 (ranked 20th); Winner, Martini International.1978 PGA European Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 14; in money - 12; Top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average - 71.58; money - (Euro)16,288 or £11,634 (ranked 15th); best finish - 4th, Colgate PGA Championship and T4th European Open Championship.1979 PGA European Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 10; in money - 9; Top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average - 72.3 8; money - (Euro)21,507 or £15,362 (ranked 17th); Winner, Martini International.1980 PGA European Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 19; in money - 18; Top-10 finishes - 14; scoring average - 70.85; money - (Euro)60,297 or £43,069 (ranked 2nd); Winner, Martini International.1981 PGA European Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 9; in money - 9; Top-10 finishes - 6; scoring average - 70.57 ; money - (Euro)61,956 or £44,254 (ranked 4th); Winner, Martini International and Dunlop Masters.1981 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 9; in money - 8; Top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average - 71.56 ; money - $54,272 (ranked 77th); best finish - 4th Masters and T4th in the PGA Championship.1982 PGA European Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 13; in money - 12; Top-10 finishes - 7; scoring average - 71.06 ; money - (Euro)92,968 or £66,406 (ranked 20th); Winner, Dunlop Masters and State Express English Classic.1982 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 4; in money - 3; Top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average - 72.50; money - $22,671 (ranked 142nd); best finish - T5th, PGA Championship.1983 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 9; in money - 9; Top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average - 72.56; money - $71,411 (ranked 74th); best finish - 2nd, Bay Hill Classic..1983 PGA European Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 8; in money - 8; Top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average - 70.43 ; money - (Euro)30,142 or 21,530 (ranked 20th); Winner, Martini International.1984 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 16; in money - 15; Top-10 finishes - 7; scoring average - 70.84 (ranked 5th); money - $310,230 (ranked 9th); Winner, Kemper Open and Canadian Open.1985 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 16; in money - 13; Top-10 finishes - 6; scoring average - 71.25 (ranked 15th); money - $165,458 (ranked 42nd); best finish - T2nd, Canadian Open and Bank of Boston Classic.1986 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 19; in money - 17; Top-10 finishes - 10; scoring average - 70.22 (ranked 3rd); money - 653,296 (ranked 1st); Winner, Panasonic-Las Vegas Invitational, Kemper Open and British Open 1987 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 18; in money - 18; Top-10 finishes - 9; scoring average - 70.67 (ranked 15th); money - $535,450 (ranked 7th); best finish - 2nd Masters and T2nd, Beatrice Western Open.1988 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 14; in money - 12; Top-10 finishes - 7; scoring average - 69.38 (ranked 1st); money - $514,854 (ranked 17th); Winner, MCI Heritage Classic.1989 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 17; in money - 16; Top-10 finishes - 8; scoring average - 69.49 (ranked 1st); money - $835,096 (ranked 4th); Winner, The International and Greater Milwaukee Open.1990 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 17; in money - 17; Top-10 finishes - 11; scoring average - 69.10 (ranked 1st); money - $1,165,477 (ranked 1st); Winner, Doral Ryder Open and Memorial; also led Par Breakers (22%) on the PGA Tour Stats.1991 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 17; in the money - 15; Top-10 finishes -6; scoring average - 70.35 rank (23rd); money - $320,196 rank (53rd) best finish, 2nd Centel Western Open.1992 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 16; in money - 15; Top-10 finishes - 8; scoring average - 69.88 (ranked 7th); money - $676,443 (ranked 18th); Winner, at Canadian Open.1993 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 15; in money - 14; Top-10 finishes - 12; scoring average - 68.90 (ranked 1st); money - $1,359,653 (ranked 3rd); Winner, at Doral Ryder Open.1994 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 16; in money - 16; Top-10 finishes - 11; scoring average - 68.81 (ranked 1st); money - $1,330,307 (ranked 2nd); Winner, at The Players Championship.1995 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 16; in money - 15; Top-10 finishes - 9; scoring average - 69.01 (ranked 1st); money - $1,654,959 (ranked 1st); Winner, at Memorial Tournament, Canon Greater Hartford Open, NEC World Series of Golf.1996 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 16; in money - 12; Top-10 finishes - 5; scoring average - 69.76 (ranked 5th); money - $891,237 (ranked 15th); Winner, at Doral Ryder Open.1997 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 15; in money - 13; Top-10 finishes - 7; scoring average - 69.16 (ranked 3rd); money - $1,345,856 (ranked 7th); Winner, at FedEx St. Jude Classic and NEC World Series of Golf1997 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 3; in money - 1; Top-10 finishes - 0; money - $25,925 (ranked 235th); best finish, 27th Mercedes Championships.1999 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 12; in money - 9; Top-10 finishes - 2; money - $570,879 (ranked 69th); best finish, 3rd, Masters.2000 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 12; rounds played -34 ; in money - 9; Top-10 finishes - 2 money $580,510 (ranked 84th); best finish -4th at the Buick Classic and Sprint International;2000 Stats: scoring average - 71.16 / (n/a); driving distance - 276.9 / (n/a); driving accuracy -72.7% / (n/a); GIR - 61.6% / (n/a); putting - 1.745 / (n/a); birdie average - 3.65 per rd / (n/a) / total birdies - 124; sand saves - 50.0% / (n/a); scrambling - 51.9% / (n/a); all-around rank - / (n/a)2001 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 11; rounds played -32 ; in money - 7; Top-10 finishes - 1; money - $256,310 (ranked 156th); best finish -T-4th at the Bay Hill Invitational.2002 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 13; rounds played -41 ; in money -10; Top-10 finishes - 1; money - $498,488 (ranked 128th - unofficial); best finish -T-4 at The InternationalPlayed in seven PGA Tour events in 2003, best finishT18th British Open.Played in seven PGA Tour events in 2004, only made the cut in one finishing T81st at The Players Championship.Had back surgery (laminectomy) at the end of March at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He did not play golf until about 10 days before the British Open. Played in two PGA Tour events in 2005, T60th in British Open and missed cut in International. Played in two Champions Tour events in 2005, 3rd in Senior British Open and 4th in U.S. Senior Open.Norman had knee surgery in February, and didn't play in any official PGA Tour or Champions Tour events in 2007.

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