Gregory John Norman AO (born 10 February 1955) is an Australian professional golfer and entrepreneur who spent 331 weeks as the world's Number 1 Official World Golf Rankings ranked golfer in the 1980s and 1990s. He has won 88 professional tournaments, including 20 PGA Tour tournaments and two majors: The Open Championships in 1986 and 1993. Norman also earned thirty top-10 finishes and was the runner-up 8 times in majors throughout his career. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2001 with the highest percentage of votes (80%) of any golfer to date. In a reference to his blond hair, size, aggressive golf style and his birthplace's native coastal animal, Norman's nickname is "The Great White Shark" (often shortened to just "The Shark"), which he earned after his play at the 1981 Masters.
Norman in 2014
|Full name||Gregory John Norman AO|
|Nickname||The (Great White) Shark|
|Born||10 February 1955|
Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||180 lb (82 kg)|
|Residence||Jupiter Island, Florida, U.S.|
|Spouse||1981–2007 Laura Andrassy|
2008–2009 Chris Evert
2010–present Kirsten Kutner
|Children||Morgan Leigh, Gregory|
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour of Australasia|
|Highest ranking||1 (14 September 1986)|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Japan Golf Tour||2|
|PGA Tour of Australasia||31 (3rd all-time)|
|Best results in major championships|
|Masters Tournament||2nd/T2: 1986, 1987, 1996|
|PGA Championship||2nd: 1986, 1993|
|U.S. Open||2nd: 1984, 1995|
|The Open Championship||Won: 1986, 1993|
|Achievements and awards|
|World Golf Hall of Fame||2001 (member page)|
|PGA Tour of Australia|
Order of Merit winner
|1978, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1988|
Order of Merit winner
leading money winner
|1986, 1990, 1995|
|PGA Player of the Year||1995|
Player of the Year
|Vardon Trophy||1989, 1990, 1994|
|Byron Nelson Award||1988, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1995|
|Old Tom Morris Award||2008|
|Charlie Bartlett Award||2008|
During and after his playing career, Norman engaged in numerous entrepreneurial and philanthropic endeavors. He currently serves as the chairman and CEO of the Greg Norman Company, a global corporation with a portfolio of companies in fields like apparel, interior design, real estate, private equity, golf course design, and more. Norman has also donated to and established numerous charities and charity events like the QBE Shootout which benefits the CureSearch for Children's Cancer fund. He became a Trustee of the Environmental Institute for Golf in 2004 and received the Golf Writers Association of America's Bartlett Award in 2008 for his philanthropic endeavors.
- 1 Early years
- 2 Career
- 3 Career achievements and legacy
- 4 Greg Norman Company
- 4.1 Greg Norman Golf Course Design
- 4.2 Greg Norman Collection
- 4.3 Greg Norman Estates
- 4.4 Greg Norman Real Estate
- 4.5 Great White Shark Opportunity Fund
- 4.6 Shark Wake Park
- 4.7 Shark Experience
- 4.8 Greg Norman Eyewear
- 4.9 Greg Norman Australian Prime
- 4.10 Greg Norman Australian Grille
- 4.11 Non-GWSE properties and partnerships
- 5 Other ventures
- 6 Personal life
- 7 Professional wins (88)
- 8 Major championships
- 9 The Players Championship
- 10 Results in World Golf Championships
- 11 Team appearances
- 12 See also
- 13 References
- 14 External links
Norman was born in Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia to Mervin and Toini Norman. His mother was the daughter of a Finnish carpenter, and his father an electrical engineer. As a youth, he played rugby and cricket and aspired to be a professional surfer. His mother Toini, who had a single-figure handicap, taught the 15-year-old Norman how to golf and allowed him to caddy for her at the Virginia Golf Club in Brisbane. Within about eighteen months, Norman went from a 27 handicap to a scratch handicap. Norman attended Townsville Grammar School in Townsville, Queensland (enrolled 1964) then moved on to Aspley State High School on the north side of Brisbane.
Early professional career: 1975–1980Edit
In 1975, at the age of 20, Norman served as assistant professional under Billy McWilliam OAM at Beverley Park Golf Club in Sydney, New South Wales. Shortly thereafter, in the same year, Norman started work as Charlie Earp's trainee in the Royal Queensland Golf Club pro shop, earning A$38 a week. In 1976, six years after he first began to golf, Norman turned professional as a tournament player. That year he earned his first victory at the West Lakes Classic at The Grange Golf Club in Adelaide, South Australia. He joined the European Tour in 1977, and had his first victory in a European event that same season, the Martini International, at the Blairgowrie Club in Scotland.
In 1980, Norman earned a sizable victory in the French Open, winning the tournament by ten shots. He won the Scandinavian Enterprise Open in Sweden with a course record of 64 in the final round. Later in 1980, Norman won the Suntory World Match Play Championship. Norman also won his first Australian Open that year, his first of five wins in that event.
European Tour success and joining the PGA Tour: 1981–1985Edit
In 1981, Norman finished in 4th place on his debut at the Masters in Augusta, finishing just three strokes behind the winner Tom Watson. Norman had a victory in the 1981 British Masters and he won his third Martini International tournament that year as well. In 1982, Norman was the leading money winner on the European Tour. He won three European events that year, including successfully defending his British Masters title. The following year, Norman joined the U.S. PGA Tour.
In June 1984, Norman won his maiden PGA Tour victory at the Kemper Open, winning by five strokes. He gained worldwide prominence a week later at the 1984 U.S. Open. Norman holed a dramatic 45-foot putt on the 72nd hole to force a playoff with former Masters champion Fuzzy Zoeller. At the next day's 18-hole playoff, Zoeller would earn a 67-75 victory over Norman. He was able to put the defeat behind him with a victory at the Canadian Open the next month in July for his second win of the year.
In 1985, Norman won the Toshiba Australian PGA Championship and the National Panasonic Australian Open. He had two runner-up finishes in the U.S. PGA Tour that year, finishing tied for second place at the Canadian Open and at the Bank of Boston Classic.
First major and the "Saturday Slam" season: 1986Edit
In 1986, Norman's 11 worldwide victories that year included four wins in Australia and two regular PGA Tour events; the Panasonic Las Vegas Invitational and the Kemper Open (for the second time) but 1986 is remembered for the Norman Slam or the Saturday Slam. Norman held the lead for all four majors through 54 holes. This meant he played in the final group for every major and had perhaps the best chance in history of winning the single season Grand Slam. However, the only major victory Norman earned that year was in the 1986 Open Championship at Turnberry.
At the 1986 Masters, Norman began the final round with a one stroke lead which he maintained until he double-bogeyed the 10th. After making four consecutive birdies on holes 14 to 17, Norman was tied with Jack Nicklaus going to the 18th. Norman missed a par putt on the 18th that would have sent the two into a sudden death playoff. At the 1986 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills, Norman again led after 54 holes. However, Norman faltered on the final day, finishing with a final round 75 placing him six strokes behind the winner, Raymond Floyd.
Norman finally broke through at the 1986 Open Championship for his first major title. Norman shot a second round of 63 on Friday at Turnberry, tying the record for the lowest ever round at the Open. Only 15 players broke par in the second round. Tom Watson described Norman's feat as "the greatest round ever played in a tournament in which I was a competitor." Norman survived the weekend's brutal conditions at Turnberry, with a final round of 69 to win The Open by five shots. After being presented with the Claret Jug trophy, Norman said: "Outside of Australia, Britain was the first place that accepted me as a professional golfer. To win my first Open in front of the British public is the greatest feeling ever." Norman was again in contention at the 1986 PGA Championship. He was in the lead on the final day, but shot a final round 76 to finish 2 strokes behind the eventual winner, Bob Tway.
Norman's four wins in Australia in 1986 helped him to finish top of the Australian Order of Merit for the fifth time. He also topped the U.S. PGA Tour money list for the first time that year. In September 1986, Norman won the Panasonic European Open at Sunningdale Golf Club and the following month he had another victory in England, winning his third World Match Play Championship at Wentworth. Norman ended 1986 with eleven worldwide victories and was officially ranked number 1 in the brand new Official World Golf Rankings.
Professional career: 1987–1990Edit
Norman endured another setback at the 1987 Masters. In his final round on the 18th green, Norman had a 20-foot putt for a birdie that would win the tournament. The ball trickled over the left lip of the cup, missing by millimetres. After Norman's par on the 72nd hole at Augusta, he found himself in a sudden-death playoff with Larry Mize and Seve Ballesteros. On the second playoff hole, with Ballesteros eliminated, Mize holed a 47-yard (140-foot) chip to win the tournament. Norman did, however, win the Australian Masters in February 1987 and the Australian Open later in the year by a record ten shots at Royal Melbourne Golf Club, beating the previous Australian Open record winning margin of eight strokes by Jack Nicklaus in 1971. Norman's 1987 victory at the Australian Open lifted him back above Seve Ballesteros to the top of the Official World Golf Ranking.
Norman had another four wins in Australia in 1988. In the U.S., Norman won the MCI Heritage Golf Classic at Hilton Head Island, South Carolina in April 1988, inspired by a leukemia-stricken teenager who got his wish to meet Norman and watch him play. The teenage boy was only supposed to watch the golfer for two rounds, but Norman arranged for him to stay until the tournament's completion. After the tournament, Norman awarded the teenager with the trophy. He was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in that year.
At the 1989 Masters, Norman missed a 12-foot par putt on the 72nd hole which would have put him into a playoff with Nick Faldo and Scott Hoch. Norman had another chance at a major in 1989, this time at the Open Championship at Royal Troon. He played a final-round of 64, starting his round with six straight birdies, to force his way into a playoff with Mark Calcavecchia and Wayne Grady. Going into the final playoff hole, Norman and Calcavecchia were tied, but two successive bunker shots by Norman gave Calcavecchia the victory.
Norman won the Doral-Ryder Open and Memorial Tournament in 1990. He also missed the cut for the first time at Augusta National in the 1990 Masters. In the 1990 Open Championship at St Andrews, Norman began with two rounds of 66, leaving himself sharing the lead with Nick Faldo after 36 holes and the pair four shots ahead of the rest of the field. Faldo then shot a third round of 67, but Norman could only manage 76. Norman finished the tournament tied for sixth place, while Faldo won by five shots. Although 1990 was not Norman's strongest majors year, he finished at the top of the PGA Tour money list for the second time in his career and won the Vardon Trophy and Byron Nelson Award. Later that year, he won the Australian Masters in his home country for a final and record sixth time.
Professional career: 1991–2009Edit
After a career slump in the early 1990s, Norman turned to renowned coach Butch Harmon for help. Together, the two rebuilt Norman's game by solving mechanical problems that had crept into his swing. As a result of this training, Norman earned his second major at Royal St George's in the 1993 Open Championship. There, in ideal conditions, Norman defeated a leaderboard consisting of Nick Faldo, Bernhard Langer and Corey Pavin. Norman's final round 64 was the lowest score by a winner in Open history until Henrik Stenson's 63 at the 2016 Open Championship.
During the following year, 1994, Norman easily beat records for the lowest 18-, 54-, and 72-hole scores at The Players Championship. After opening with a course record-tying 63, he followed with three 67s to give him a final total of 264 strokes, or 24 under par—six strokes better than any previous winner. Norman finished third at the 1995 Masters and was the runner-up at the 1995 U.S. Open. In June, Norman won his second Memorial Tournament, a victory that marked the beginning of one of his best years on the PGA Tour. After his win at the Canon Greater Hartford Open, aided by a chip-in in for eagle on No. 14 in the final round, Norman overtook Nick Price as the number one golfer in the world. Later, he won the NEC World Series of Golf, holing a 70-foot birdie chip shot to defeat Billy Mayfair and Nick Price in a playoff on the first hole. He ultimately held the No. 1 ranking for 331 weeks in his career. He also topped the money list for the third time and was named PGA Player of the Year.
The following year, Norman opened the 1996 Masters Tournament with a course record-tying 63 which put him at the top of the leaderboard. He held the lead through three days of play. Norman took a six-stroke lead into the final round and lost the tournament to Nick Faldo by five strokes, shooting a Sunday 78 to Faldo's 67. In January 1997, Norman won his largest winner's check to date, one million dollars, when he won the Andersen Consulting World Championship of Golf. Norman then won two tournaments in 1997, but they were his final victories on the PGA Tour. In 1998, Norman missed part of the season after suffering hip and shoulder injuries. He contended in the 1999 Masters tournament, tying for the lead with five holes remaining before finishing third, three strokes behind, and again in the 1999 Open Championship, eventually finishing 6th, three strokes behind.
In July 2008, despite not playing in a major for three years, Norman finished nine over par in a tie for third at The Open Championship after being the 54-hole leader by two strokes. At 53, he set the record in becoming the oldest 54-hole leader in a major championship; a record that would last for just one year, until 59-year-old Tom Watson led the 2009 Open Championship after three rounds.
Norman turned 50 in February 2005, but has kept his distance from the senior golf circuit. This is due, in part, because of his focus on business, but also because of lingering hip and back issues. In 2003, Norman said: "Hitting about four million golf balls has created unfortunate wear and tear." He had knee surgery in October 2005 and February 2006. Norman believes his back injuries could have been averted had he been introduced to the concept of golf fitness early in his career.
Career achievements and legacyEdit
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, 1990 and 1995. He was also the first person in Tour history to surpass $10 million in career earnings. He has 30 top-10 finishes in majors, or more than 38% of those he has entered. His 20 PGA Tour wins in the 1980s and 1990s ranks second behind Tom Watson (21 total) during this span. He had the lowest total four round score in the history of The Open Championship 267, in 1993, (since broken by Henrik Stenson in 2016), and The Players Championship (264, in 1994).
Norman's dominance over his peers (despite his comparative lack of success in the majors) was probably best expressed in the Official World Golf Rankings: Norman finished the year on top of the ranking list on seven occasions, in 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1995, 1996 and 1997, and was second at the end of 1988, 1993 and 1994. Norman won the PGA Tour of Australia's Order of Merit six times: 1978, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1986 and 1988. He won the European Tour's Order of Merit in 1982, and topped the PGA Tour's money list in 1986, 1990, and 1995. He won the Vardon Trophy for lowest scoring average on the PGA Tour three times: 1989, 1990 and 1994; and was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2001.
In 1986, Norman was awarded the BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year Award, a feat he replicated in 1993 to join Muhammad Ali as a multiple winner of the award (now also joined by Roger Federer and Usain Bolt). In 2007, Norman was elevated to "Legend" status in the Sport Australia Hall of Fame. He received the 2008 Old Tom Morris Award from the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, GCSAA's highest honour, at the 2008 Golf Industry Show in Orlando. Norman is a member of The Environmental Institute for Golf's board of trustees and also chairs The Institute's advisory council. He was also the recipient of the Golf Writers Association of America's 2008 Charlie Bartlett Award. In 2009 Norman was inducted into the Queensland Sport Hall of Fame.
In 2015, the PGA of Australia established the Greg Norman Medal, which is awarded to the best Australian male or female golfer in a given year. He also received the Australian Global Icon Award and the National Golf Course Owner's Association Award of Merit both in 2015.
Norman had a bold and aggressive style of play. He is widely regarded as one of the best drivers of the golf ball in his era. In the fourteen seasons between 1984 and 1997, Norman finished in the top 20 in total driving on the PGA Tour twelve times and in the top 6 nine times (including first in 1988, 1989 and 1993). When driving long and straight off the tee with a persimmon (wood) clubhead in his prime, Norman intimidated many of his fellow professionals. His high ball flight enabled him to carry the ball very long distances. In 2009, Nick Price said: "The best driver I ever saw was Greg Norman."
Greg Norman CompanyEdit
Norman founded the Greg Norman Company (originally known as Great White Shark Enterprises (GWSE)) in 1993 after leaving his previous management group, IMG. The now multinational corporation is headquartered in West Palm Beach, Florida. He initially used the Reebok-licensed shark logo for his line of apparel; it now represents over a dozen different businesses. The company reports hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue annually. In 2016, the company changed its branding to become the "Greg Norman Company."
The following is a list of all business properties wholly owned by Great White Shark Enterprises.
Greg Norman Golf Course DesignEdit
Greg Norman CollectionEdit
The Greg Norman Collection began in 1992 after Reebok gave Norman his own line of clothing. It reached $100 million in annual sales in 2005. The collection is composed largely of golf-inspired activewear for men and women.
Greg Norman EstatesEdit
Greg Norman Estates is a wine company that produces 14 different varietals from Australia, California, and Argentina. The brand is known for attracting attention from Wine Spectator, having earned the number 8 spot in the world with a 1998 Reserve Shiraz. Greg Norman Estates controls 60% of the market share of all premium Australian wines.
Greg Norman Real EstateEdit
The real estate division of the company is responsible for a variety of developments and projects including the Medalist Village in Hobe Sound, Florida. The Greg Norman Design Group is a separate wing of the real estate division that deals in interior design.
Great White Shark Opportunity FundEdit
The Great White Shark Opportunity Fund is an asset-based, debt-lending fund that invests in public and private small- to mid-cap growth companies throughout the world. The platform offers alternative lending and flex capital.
Shark Wake ParkEdit
A joint venture between Norman and his son, Greg Norman, Jr., Shark Wake Park is a brand of wakeboarding complexes. The first park opened in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina in June 2016, and a second, larger park opened in June 2019 in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Norman launched a connected golf cart in 2017 with partners Verizon, GPSi and Club Car. The cart is equipped with touchscreen display for music and GPS while playing a course.
Greg Norman EyewearEdit
Debuting in 2011, Greg Norman Eyewear provides sunglasses that are designed for use on the golf course. The brand has a partnership with Aspex Eyewear and is distributed in the United States by Aspex.
Greg Norman Australian PrimeEdit
Greg Norman Australian GrilleEdit
Non-GWSE properties and partnershipsEdit
In addition to the wholly owned companies under the company umbrella, there are also numerous partially owned companies and partnerships. For instance, Norman invested in and became the ambassador for Vancouver-based GPS Industries in 2004. GWSE partnered with Kohlberg & Company to acquire Troon Golf, one of the world's largest golf management companies with over 250 golf courses in its portfolio. Norman is also a leading investment partner in Alchemy Global, a firm that seeks investors for sports startups.
The QBE Shootout, formerly known as the Shark Shootout, is a PGA Tour team golf event hosted by Greg Norman. The event is played at the Tiburón Golf Club in Naples, Florida. The shootout benefits CureSearch National Childhood Cancer Foundation. The Greg Norman Golf Foundation was formed by Greg Norman and his father Merv Norman in 1987. The foundation provides professional guidance and instruction throughout Queensland to school students and those in other educational establishments, children with specific physical disabilities, and junior members of golf clubs. The Environmental Institute for Golf the philanthropic arm of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA), is a collaborative effort of the environmental and golf communities, dedicated to strengthening the compatibility of golf with the natural environment. Norman became a Trustee of the Institute and a member of its advisory council in 2004.
On 23 April 2014, Fox Sports announced that Norman would join Joe Buck as its lead commentary team for its coverage of the USGA's championships beginning in 2015. However, following criticism of his performance at the 2015 U.S. Open, Norman was let go in January 2016.
Norman had a brief romance with British tennis player Sue Barker before he met Laura Andrassy, an American flight attendant. Norman married Andrassy in July 1981. They had two children—Greg Norman, Jr. and Morgan-Leigh. They divorced in 2006, with Andrassy receiving a $105 million settlement. He married former World No. 1 tennis player Chris Evert on Paradise Island in the Bahamas in June 2008, but they separated after only 15 months and were subsequently divorced. In November 2010, Norman married interior designer Kirsten Kutner on Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands, with Greg Jr. as his best man. Norman has two grandchildren—Harrison and Hendrix.
Professional wins (88)Edit
PGA Tour wins (20)Edit
|Major championships (2)|
|Players Championships (1)|
|Other PGA Tour (17)|
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||3 Jun 1984||Kemper Open||−8 (68-68-71-73=280)||5 strokes||Mark O'Meara|
|2||1 Jul 1984||Canadian Open||−10 (73-68-70-67=278)||2 strokes||Jack Nicklaus|
|3||4 May 1986||Panasonic Las Vegas Invitational||−27 (73-63-68-64-65=333)||7 strokes||Dan Pohl|
|4||1 Jun 1986||Kemper Open (2)||−11 (72-69-70-66=277)||Playoff||Larry Mize|
|5||20 Jul 1986||The Open Championship||Even (74-63-74-69=280)||5 strokes||Gordon J. Brand|
|6||17 Apr 1988||MCI Heritage Golf Classic||−13 (65-69-71-66=271)||1 stroke||David Frost, Gil Morgan|
|7||20 Aug 1989||The International||13 points (5-4-11-13)||2 points||Clarence Rose|
|8||3 Sep 1989||Greater Milwaukee Open||−19 (64-69-66-70=269)||3 strokes||Andy Bean|
|9||4 Mar 1990||Doral-Ryder Open||−15 (68-73-70-62=273)||Playoff|| Tim Simpson, Mark Calcavecchia,|
|10||13 May 1990||Memorial Tournament||Even (73-74-69=216)||1 stroke||Payne Stewart|
|11||13 Sep 1992||Canadian Open (2)||−8 (73-66-71-70=280)||Playoff||Bruce Lietzke|
|12||7 Mar 1993||Doral-Ryder Open (2)||−23 (65-68-62-70=265)||4 strokes||Paul Azinger, Mark McCumber|
|13||18 Jul 1993||The Open Championship (2)||−13 (66-68-69-64=267)||2 strokes||Nick Faldo|
|14||27 Mar 1994||The Players Championship||−24 (63-67-67-67=264)||4 strokes||Fuzzy Zoeller|
|15||4 Jun 1995||Memorial Tournament (2)||−19 (66-70-67-66=269)||4 strokes|| Mark Calcavecchia, David Duval,|
|16||25 Jun 1995||Canon Greater Hartford Open||−13 (67-64-65-71=267)||2 strokes|| Dave Stockton, Jr., Kirk Triplett,|
|17||27 Aug 1995||NEC World Series of Golf||−2 (73-68-70-67=278)||Playoff||Billy Mayfair, Nick Price|
|18||3 Mar 1996||Doral-Ryder Open (3)||−19 (67-69-67-66=269)||2 strokes||Michael Bradley, Vijay Singh|
|19||29 Jun 1997||FedEx St. Jude Classic||−16 (68-65-69-66=268)||1 stroke||Dudley Hart|
|20||24 Aug 1997||NEC World Series of Golf (2)||−7 (68-68-70-67=273)||4 strokes||Phil Mickelson|
PGA Tour playoff record (4–8)
|1||1983||Bay Hill Classic||Mike Nicolette||Lost to par on first extra hole|
|2||1984||U.S. Open||Fuzzy Zoeller||Lost 18-hole playoff (Zoeller:67, Norman:75)|
|3||1984||Western Open||Tom Watson||Lost to birdie on third extra hole|
|4||1986||Kemper Open||Larry Mize||Won with par on sixth extra hole|
|5||1987||Masters Tournament||Seve Ballesteros, Larry Mize||Mize won with birdie on second extra hole|
Ballesteros eliminated with par on first hole
|6||1988||Independent Insurance Agent Open||Curtis Strange||Lost to birdie on third extra hole|
|7||1988||Manufacturers Hanover Westchester Classic|| Seve Ballesteros, David Frost,
|Ballesteros won with birdie on first extra hole|
|8||1989||The Open Championship||Mark Calcavecchia, Wayne Grady||Calcavecchia won four-hole aggregate playoff|
Calcavecchia:4-3-3-3=13, Grady:4-4-4-4=16, Norman:3-3-4-x
|9||1990||Doral-Ryder Open|| Paul Azinger, Mark Calcavecchia,
|Won with eagle on first extra hole|
|10||1992||Canadian Open||Bruce Lietzke||Won with birdie on second extra hole|
|11||1993||PGA Championship||Paul Azinger||Lost to par on second extra hole|
|12||1995||NEC World Series of Golf||Billy Mayfair, Nick Price||Won with birdie on first extra hole|
European Tour wins (14)Edit
|Major championships (2)|
|Other European Tour (12)|
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||11 Jun 1977||Martini International||−11 (70-71-70-66=277)||3 strokes||Simon Hobday|
|2||28 May 1979||Martini International (2)||E (75-67-72-74=288)||1 stroke||Antonio Garrido, John Morgan|
|3||11 May 1980||Paco Rabanne Open de France||−20 (67-66-68-67=268)||10 strokes||Ian Mosey|
|4||6 Jul 1980||Scandinavian Enterprise Open||−12 (76-66-70-64=276)||3 strokes||Mark James|
|5||17 May 1981||Martini International (3)||−1 (71-72-72-72=287)||1 stroke||Bernhard Langer|
|6||31 May 1981||Dunlop Masters||−15 (72-68-66-67=273)||4 strokes||Graham Marsh|
|7||13 Jun 1982||Dunlop Masters (2)||−17 (68-69-65-65=267)||8 strokes||Bernhard Langer|
|8||10 Jul 1982||State Express English Classic||−13 (70-70-70-69=279)||1 stroke||Brian Marchbank|
|9||22 Aug 1982||Benson & Hedges International Open||−5 (69-74-69-71=283)||1 stroke|| Bob Charles, Graham Marsh,|
|10||20 Jul 1986||The Open Championship||E (74-63-74-69=280)||5 strokes||Gordon J Brand|
|11||14 Sep 1986||Panasonic European Open||−11 (67-67-69-66=269)||Playoff||Ken Brown|
|12||22 May 1988||Lancia Italian Open||−18 (69-68-63-70=270)||1 stroke||Craig Parry|
|13||18 Jul 1993||The Open Championship||−13 (66-68-69-64=267)||2 strokes||Nick Faldo|
|14||6 Feb 1994||Johnnie Walker Classic||−11 (75-70-64-68=277)||1 stroke||Fred Couples|
European Tour playoff record (1–6)
|1||1984||U.S. Open||Fuzzy Zoeller||Lost 18-hole playoff (Zoeller:67, Norman:75)|
|2||1986||Panasonic European Open||Ken Brown||Won with birdie on first extra hole|
|3||1987||Masters Tournament||Seve Ballesteros, Larry Mize||Mize won with birdie on second extra hole|
Ballesteros eliminated by par on first hole
|4||1989||The Open Championship||Mark Calcavecchia, Wayne Grady||Calcavecchia won four-hole aggregate playoff|
Calcavecchia:4-3-3-3=13, Grady:4-4-4-4=16, Norman:3-3-4-x
|5||1993||PGA Championship||Paul Azinger||Lost to par on second extra hole|
|6||1997||Dubai Desert Classic||Richard Green, Ian Woosnam||Green won with birdie on first extra hole|
|7||1997||Peugeot Open de España||Mark James||Lost to par on third extra hole|
PGA Tour of Australia wins (31)Edit
- 1976 (1) West Lakes Classic
- 1978 (3) New South Wales Open, Traralgon Classic, Caltex Festival of Sydney Open
- 1980 (1) Australian Open
- 1981 (1) Australian Masters
- 1983 (3) Australian Masters, Stefan Queensland Open, National Panasonic New South Wales Open
- 1984 (3) Victorian Open, Australian Masters, Australian PGA Championship
- 1985 (2) Toshiba Australian PGA Championship, National Panasonic Australian Open
- 1986 (4) Stefan Queensland Open, National Panasonic New South Wales Open, West End Jubilee South Australian Open, National Panasonic Western Australian Open
- 1987 (2) Australian Masters, National Panasonic Australian Open
- 1988 (4) Daikyo Palm Meadows Cup, ESP Open, Australian Tournament Players Championship, Panasonic New South Wales Open
- 1989 (2) Australian Masters, Australian Tournament Players Championship
- 1990 (1) Australian Masters
- 1995 (1) Australian Open
- 1996 (2) Ford South Australian Open, Australian Open
- 1998 (1) Greg Norman Holden International
Japan Golf Tour wins (2)Edit
Asian circuit wins (2)Edit
Other wins (21)Edit
- 1977 Kuzuha International (Japan)
- 1978 South Seas Classic (Fiji)
- 1979 Traralgon Classic (Australia), Queensland PGA Championship
- 1980 Suntory World Match Play Championship
- 1983 Cannes Invitational, Suntory World Match Play Championship, Kapalua International
- 1985 Australian Skins Challenge
- 1986 Suntory World Match Play Championship, PGA Grand Slam of Golf, Fred Meyer Challenge (with Gary Player; Shared title with Peter Jacobsen & Curtis Strange)
- 1993 PGA Grand Slam of Golf
- 1994 PGA Grand Slam of Golf
- 1995 Fred Meyer Challenge (with Brad Faxon)
- 1996 Fred Meyer Challenge (with Brad Faxon)
- 1997 Fred Meyer Challenge (with Brad Faxon), Andersen Consulting World Championship of Golf, Telus World Skins Game
- 1998 Franklin Templeton Shark Shootout (with Steve Elkington)
- 2001 Skins Game
|Year||Championship||54 holes||Winning score||Margin||Runner-up|
|1986||The Open Championship||1 shot lead||E (74-63-74-69=280)||5 strokes||Gordon J. Brand|
|1993||The Open Championship (2)||1 shot deficit||−13 (66-68-69-64=267)||2 strokes||Nick Faldo|
|The Open Championship||CUT||T29||T10|
|The Open Championship||CUT||T31||T27||T19||T6||T16||1||T35||T2|
|The Open Championship||T6||T9||18||1||T11||T15||T7||T36||6|
|The Open Championship||T18||T18||CUT||T60||T3||CUT|
CUT = missed the halfway cut (3rd round cut in 1977 and 1980 Open Championships)
WD = withdrew
"T" indicates a tie for a place.
|The Open Championship||2||1||1||4||10||17||27||23|
- Most consecutive cuts made: 18 (1981 Masters – 1985 Open Championship)
- Longest streak of top-10s: 3 (three times)
The Players ChampionshipEdit
|Year||Championship||54 holes||Winning score||Margin||Runner-up|
|1994||The Players Championship||4 shot lead||−24 (63-67-67-67=264)||4 strokes||Fuzzy Zoeller|
|The Players Championship||T63||CUT||T49||T33||T4||T11||T4||T16||T63||T35||T3||1||T37||CUT||T53||CUT||T53||CUT||CUT||WD||T81|
CUT = missed the halfway cut
WD = withdrew
"T" indicates a tie for a place.
Results in World Golf ChampionshipsEdit
|Accenture Match Play Championship||R32||R64|
|American Express Championship||NT1|
1Cancelled due to 9/11
QF, R16, R32, R64 = round in which player lost in match play
"T" = tied
NT = no tournament
- World Cup (representing Australia): 1976, 1978
- Hennessy Cognac Cup (representing the Rest of the World): 1982
- Dunhill Cup (representing Australia): 1985 (winners), 1986 (winners), 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996
- Four Tours World Championship (representing Australasia): 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989
- Presidents Cup (International team): 1996, 1998 (winners), 2000
- Alfred Dunhill Challenge (representing Australasia): 1995
- Wendy's 3-Tour Challenge (representing PGA Tour): 1993, 1994 (winners)
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