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Norman, Gregory John (Greg Norman; The Great White Shark)

Born: 1955 AD
Currently alive, at 60 years of age.

Nationality: Australian
Categories: Golf Player


1955 - Born on February 10th in Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia. Australian professional golfer.

1970 - He started getting interested in golf around the age of 15 when he became his mother's caddy for her weekly golf round.

1976 - Norman turned pro at the age of 21, and scored his first professional victory at the Westlakes Classic in Australia.

1977 - He competed in the European Tour and won in the Martini International.

1981 - Married to Laura Andrassy on July 1st.

         - He played in his first Masters Tournament and came in 4th his first time out.

1983-1984 - Competed in the American PGA Tour for the first time, and won at both the Kemper Open and Canadian Open.

1986 - Won his first British Open title at Turnberry.

1988-1989 - He won in the MCI Heritage Golf Classic.

         - He picked up two consecutive Vardon Trophies for the lowest scoring average on the Professional Golfers Association tour.

1993 - Norman won his second British Open title, and was named BBC Sports Overseas Personality of the Year for a second time.

1995 - He was named as the PGA Tour Player of the Year and became the first player to earn $1 million four times.

1997 - He was the winner of the NEC World Series of Golf.

1998 - He underwent a re-constructive surgery.

2000 - Received honorary life membership on European Tour.

         - He underwent arthroscopic hip surgery on June 28th.

2001 - Inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.

2004 - He participated in seven PGA Tour events, making the cut at the Players Championship, and also made a start at his 20th British Open.

2006 - He is the co-author of the book, "The Way of the Shark: Lessons in Golf, Business and Life" with Donald Phillips.


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