Greg Norman: The Man Behind the ‘Great White Shark’

Greg Norman, also known as the “Great White Shark,” is a former professional golfer from Australia who is considered one of the greatest players of all time. He was born on February 10, 1955, in Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia.

Norman began playing golf at a young age and turned professional in 1976. He quickly established himself as a dominant player, winning his first professional tournament, the West Lakes Classic in Australia, in 1979. He then went on to win his first European Tour event, the Martini International, in 1980.

Norman's breakthrough year came in 1981 when he won five tournaments, including the Australian Open and the British Masters. He went on to win the Order of Merit on the European Tour that year and was named European Tour Player of the Year.

Norman continued to excel throughout the 1980s, winning 20 PGA Tour events and two majors, the Open Championship in 1986 and 1993. He was also a runner-up in several majors, including the Masters Tournament and the U.S. Open.

In addition to his success on the course, Norman was known for his business ventures off the course, including his golf course design company, Great White Shark Enterprises, and his clothing line, Greg Norman Collection.

After retiring from professional golf in 2009, Norman has continued to be involved in the sport as a commentator and analyst for major golf events. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2001 and remains one of the most influential figures in the history of the sport.

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