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Norman, Gregory John

Born: 1955 AD
Currently alive, at 65 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.