PHOTOS: Greg Norman Through The Years

Greg Norman Through The Years

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Greg Norman is one of Australia’s most legendary golfers.

Known by many as “The Great White Shark” due to both his aggressive playing style and light hair, Norman had an immensely successful career spanning over three decades.

He first burst onto the international scene when he won the Australian Open as an unheralded 22-year-old in 1977. This marked the beginnings of a career filled with triumphs – he won 91 professional events worldwide, including two majors at The Open Championship.

At his peak in the late 1980s and early 1990s, Norman was the world’s number one ranked golfer for a total of 331 weeks. His powerful drives and killer instinct on the course made him a larger-than-life figure in Australia and around the golf world. Though he never captured the coveted Masters green jacket, Norman remains an integral figure in Australian sports.

Let’s take a look at Norman through the years.


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Greg Norman waves to the spectators after sinking a putt during the sudden death playoff round of the Kemper Open at the Congressional Country Club on June 1, 1968 in Bethesda. Norman won the tournament after beating Larry Mize in a six hole sudden death round.


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Greg Norman of Australia, The Great White Shark, with his coutry’s flag and his Course and Tournament record-equalling score card, after the 2nd round of the British Open at Turnberry, Scotland, on July 18, 1986.


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Australian’s Greg Norman is offered a bag of pretzels as treat by Jack Nicklaus, left, during first round practice on June 14, 1989 at the US Open in Rochester, New York.


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Greg Norman watches his tee shot on the first hole during the third round of the International Golf Tournament at Castle Rock, Colo., on Saturday, Aug. 19, 1995.


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In this Sunday, April 14, 1996 file photo, Greg Norman falls to the ground after missing his shot for an eagle on the 15th hole during final round play of the 1996 Masters at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. Norman became the only player to lose a six-shot lead in a major.


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Greg Norman, of Australia, watches his drive on the fourth hole during the first round of the U.S. Open at the Pinehurst Resort & Country Club’s No. 2 course in Pinehurst, N.C. on Thursday, June 17, 1999.


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Greg Norman of Hobe Sound, Fla. tees off for the fifteenth hole during the first round of the Doral Ryder Open in Miami, Fla. Thursday March 2, 2000.


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The gallery watches as Greg Norman, of Hobe Sound, Fla., tees off on the sixth hole during the first round of The Players Championship Thursday morning march 21, 2002 at Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.


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Australian golfer Greg Norman bends his putter after missing a birdie putt 8th hole during the third round of the Australian PGA championship at the Hyatt Coolum on the Sunshine Coast, north of Brisbane, Australia, Saturday, Dec. 13, 2003.


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Australia’s Greg Norman plays from the 2nd tee during the second round of the British Open golf championship on the Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland Friday July 15, 2005.


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Australian golf legend Greg Norman watches his tee shot on the 1st green during the BMW Asian Open 2008 golf tournament Wednesday, April 23, 2008 at the Tomson Shanghai Pudong Golf Club in Shanghai, China. The US$2.3 million tournament and the first ever tri-sanctioned Chinese Golf Association, Asian Tour and European Tour event will start from April 24 to 27.


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International team captain Greg Norman, right, answers questions as United States team captain Fred Couples, left, listens during a news conference at the Presidents Cup golf competition in San Francisco, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009. Play begins on Thursday.


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Greg Norman, of Australia, tips his hat after a birdie on the third hole during the first round of the Humana Challenge golf tournament at La Quinta Country Club in La Quinta, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012.


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Golf Legend and OMEGA Ambassador Greg Norman hosts an exclusive golf clinic for VIP guests on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at Oak Park Country Club in River Grove, IL.


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Greg Norman watches his shot from a bunker onto the second green during the first round of the Father Son Challenge golf tournament Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, in Orlando, Fla.


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Greg Norman, of Australia, tees off on the first hole during the final round of the PNC Championship golf tournament, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020, in Orlando, Fla.


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LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman at the course ahead of the first round of the inaugural LIV Golf Invitational at the Centurion Club in St. Albans, England, Thursday, June 9, 2022. The first LIV Golf Invitational, which offers $25 million in prize money, is taking place outside London starting Thursday.


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during the final round of LIV Golf Andalucía at the Real Club Valderrama on Sunday, July 02, 2023 in San Roque, Spain.


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LIV Golf CEO, Greg Norman on the course during the final round of the LIV Golf Las Vegas at the Las Vegas Country Club on Saturday, February 10, 2024 in Las Vegas, United States.