Ten fun facts about Greg Norman


Fact 1
He is nicknamed The Great White Shark or sometimes simply The Shark—a reference to Norman's blond hair, size, aggressive golf style and in reflection to the native coastal animal of his birthplace.

Fact 2
As a youth, he played rugby and cricket and was a keen surfer.

Fact 3
Norman began playing golf at 15, somewhat late for a world-class player, and within two years was playing to a scratch handicap.


Fact 4
He has won over 85 international tournaments in his career, including two majors: The Open Championship in 1986 and 1993.

Fact 5
His professional career had begun as Charlie Earp's trainee in the Royal Queensland Golf Club pro shop, earning A$38 a week.

Fact 6
At the age of 20, Norman served as assistant professional under Billy McWilliam OAM at Beverley Park Golf Club in Sydney, New South Wales.

Fact 7
He was also the first person in Tour history to surpass $10 million in career earnings.

Fact 8
In 1976, Norman turned pro as a tournament player, and that year earned his first victory at the West Lakes Classic at The Grange Golf Club in Adelaide, South Australia.

Fact 9
Norman has earned more than $1 million five times on the U.S. PGA Tour, including three Arnold Palmer Awards as the Tour’s leading money winner in 1986, '89 and '95.

Fact 10
Although he continues to play tournaments, his growing business interests take up an increasing amount of his time. His personal wealth is estimated to be in the hundreds of millions of U.S. dollars.


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is an Australian professional golfer and entrepreneur who spent 331 weeks as the world's Number 1 ranked golfer in the 1980s and 1990s.

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