Greg Norman

Golfer Greg Norman Full Name: Greg Norman


Profession: Golfer
Why Famous: Professional golfer and entrepreneur who spent 331 weeks as the world's Number 1 ranked golfer in the 1980s and 1990s. Won over 85 international tournaments in his career, including two majors: The Open Championship in 1986 and 1993.

Nicknamed The Great White Shark or sometimes simply The Shark – a reference to his blond hair, size, aggressive golf style and in reflection to the native coastal animal of his birthplace.

Born: February 10, 1955 (63 years old)
Birthplace: Mount Isa, Australia

Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Aquarius

Married Life

  • 2008-06-28 Golfing legend Greg Norman (53) weds former tennis star Chris Evert (53) in Paradise Island, Bahamas
  • 2010-11-06 Professional golfer Greg Norman (51) weds Australian interior decorator Kirsten Kutner (41) on Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands

Historical Events in the Life of Greg Norman

  • 1986-07-18 115th British Golf Open: Greg Norman shoots a 280 at Turnberry Scotld
  • 1986-08-11 PGA Championship, Inverness Club: Bob Tway holes a famous bunker shot on the 18th to beat Australian Greg Norman by 2 stokes
  • 1993-07-18 122nd British Golf Open: Greg Norman shoots a 267 at Royal St George
  • 1993-08-15 75th PGA Championship, Inverness GC: Paul Azinger wins his first major title in a playoff with Greg Norman of Australia
  • 1997-06-29 Greg Norman wins PGA St Jude Classic
  • 1997-08-24 Greg Norman wins World Series of Golf shooting 273

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