• Wins
    2
  • Turned Pro
    1976
  • Previous Opens
    27
  • Champion golfer of the year
    1986
    1993

Greg Norman

Norman
Greg Norman, with his shocking blond hair and power game, compelled attention. His attacking style did not always come off but twice he played rounds of such quality that he could not fail to win two Claret Jugs.
Greg
  • Began playing at 16, caddying for his mother, and was down to scratch by 18

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  • Enjoys fishing, hunting and scuba diving

    Special interests

  • 69

    Career worldwide victories

Norman triumphs at Turnberry

Greg Norman shot a course record on the way to a 5 stroke victory to capture the Claret Jug for the first time.

Greg Norman wins his second Claret Jug claiming victory at Royal St George

Great White Shark is Champion Golfer again

Norman captured his second Open Championship at Royal St George's in 1993, fighting off Nick Faldo and finishing with a score of 267.

Greg Norman, with his shocking blond hair and power game, compelled attention. His attacking style did not always come off but twice he played rounds of such quality that he could not fail to win two Claret Jugs.

At Turnberry in 1986 he scored a 63 in the second round, equalling the Open record. It was wild and windy that year, but Norman played so well he had a chance for a 61 before three-putting at the last. He went on to collect a long-awaited first major by five strokes.

At Sandwich in 1993, against one the best leaderboards ever seen, he produced a final round of 64 to beat Nick Faldo by two strokes. It remains the lowest score by a Champion Golfer to win and his total of 267 is still a record. Gene Sarazen, the 91-year-old former Champion, said: “Today, I saw the greatest Championship in all my 70 years in golf.”

Norman

Norman spent 331 weeks as the world No 1 and for a time was the longest straight driver in the game. But the Great White Shark also suffered many disappointments. In 1986 he did the “Saturday Slam”, leading after 54 holes of all four majors, but only won at Turnberry.

He also lost play-offs at all four majors, including at Royal Troon in 1989, and lost successive Majors when Bob Tway, at the 1985 PGA Championship, and Larry Mize, at the 1987 Masters, produced miracle hole-outs.

In 1996 at Augusta, Norman led by six strokes from Nick Faldo but lost by five as the green jacket eluded him again. Norman became a hugely successful businessman with interests in course design, turf licensing, wine, clothing and restaurants.

As a 53-year-old in 2008 at Royal Birkdale, he led after 54 holes but eventually finished six behind Padraig Harrington.

Venue
Finish
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
Par
Turnberry 2009
M/C
77
75
-
-
-
M/C
Royal Birkdale 2008
3
70
70
72
77
289
-
St Andrews 2005
60
72
71
70
76
289
-
Royal Troon 2004
M/C
73
76
-
-
-
M/C
Royal St George's 2003
18
69
79
74
68
290
-
Muirfield 2002
18
71
72
71
68
282
-
Carnoustie 1999
6
76
70
75
72
293
-
Royal Troon 1997
37
69
73
70
75
287
-
Royal Lytham & St Annes 1996
7
71
68
71
67
277
-
St Andrews 1995
15
71
74
72
70
287
-
Turnberry 1994
11
71
67
69
69
276
-
Royal St George's 1993
1
66
68
69
64
267
-
Muirfield 1992
18
71
72
70
68
281
-
Royal Birkdale 1991
9
74
68
71
66
279
-
St Andrews 1990
6
66
66
76
69
277
-
Royal Troon 1989
2
69
70
72
64
275
-
Muirfield 1987
35
71
71
74
75
291
-
Turnberry 1986
1
74
63
74
69
280
-
Royal St George's 1985
16
71
72
71
73
287
-
St Andrews 1984
6
67
74
74
67
282
-
Royal Birkdale 1983
19
75
71
70
67
283
-
Royal Troon 1982
27
73
75
76
72
296
-
Royal St George's 1981
31
72
75
72
72
291
-
Muirfield 1980
WD
74
74
76
-
-
-
Royal Lytham & St Annes 1979
10
73
71
72
76
292
-
St Andrews 1978
29
72
73
74
72
291
-
Turnberry 1977
WD
78
72
74
-
-
-

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