Who's who: Greg Norman

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Who's who: Greg Norman

  • Name:

    Gregory John "Greg" Norman
  • Also known as:

    The Great White Shark, The Shark.
  • Country:

    Australia
  • Born:

    Feb 10, 1955 in Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer; golf course designer; wine grower; beef producer; golf course owner (incl Valderrama); real estate developer; turf grower; entrepreneur.
  • Turned Pro:

    1976
  • Website:

    https://www.shark.com

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (2): The Open (1986, '93). Presidents Cup player (1996, '98, 2000). Presidents Cup captain (2009, '11). Total professional wins (89), including Australasian Tour (31), PGA Tour (20), European Tour (14) and Japan Tour (2). PGA Tour leading money winner (1986, 1990, 1995). European Tour Order of Merit winner (1982). Australasian Order of Merit winner (1978, '80, '83, '84, '86, 88).

Held the official ranking of world's No.1 male golfer, for more weeks than any other golfer (except Tiger Woods). Old Tom Morris Award (2008, GCSAA). Inducted in the World Golf Hall of Fame (2001). Appointed an AO, Officer of the Order of Australia.

Golf course design

Greg Norman has designed many golf courses around the world, several of them renowned for being challenging and testing layouts. His best known work includes, but is not limited to:

AUSTRALIA: Brookwater; Ellerston; Glades; Pelican Waters; National, Moonah course; New South Wales (modifications); Sanctuary Lakes; Settlers Run; The Vintage.

ASIA: Danang, Dunes course (Vietnam); Jade Palace (China); Jaypee Greens (India); Kai Kou Xiamen (China); Lao Lao Bay (Northern Mariana Islands); Mission Hills, Norman course (China); Nirwana Bali (Indonesia).

NORTH AMERICA: ChampionsGate (Orlando); Mayakoba, El Camaleon course (Mex); Medalist (FL, with Pete Dye); Playa Mujeres (Mex); Puerto Los Cabos (Mex); Red Sky, Norman course (Colo); Shark's Tooth (FL); Tiburon (FL).

EUROPE: Doonbeg (Ireland); Royal El Prat (Spain).

Did you know?

Greg Norman, known as "The Great White Shark" is one of the greatest golfers of the modern era. He won two major championships, but it could have been many more; he was runner-up on seven occasions.

Top tournaments won by Greg Norman

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Score

18 skins

Prize money

$1,000,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Skins Game (Nov 24/25; PGA Tour unofficial money event). Norman (Aus) won all 18 skins and record prize money for this event. Tiger Woods (USA), Jesper Parnevik (Swe) and defending champion Colin Montgomerie (Scot) were all shut out with no skins thanks to a new and considerably more complicated scoring system. [North course, GC at Terra Lago, Indio, California; at the time known as Landmark GC].

1998
America
189 (-27)
$160,000
Franklin Templeton

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Score

189 (-27)

Prize money

$160,000

Title sponsor

Franklin Templeton

Played as the Franklin Templeton Shark Shootout (Nov 13-15; played over three rounds: 1-alternate shot; 2-better ball; 3-scramble). Winning team of Greg Norman (Aus) & Steve Elkington (Aus) beat Peter Jacobsen (USA) & John Cook (USA) with a birdie at the third playoff hole. [Sherwood CC, Thousand Oaks, nr LA, Calif.].

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

Title sponsor

Holden

Played as the Greg Norman Holden International (Feb 5-8; Aus Tr event). Second-placed José María Olazábal (Esp) finished 2 shots behind Norman (Aus), who shot the lowest 72-hole score in the Australian Golf Club's history. [The Australian GC, Rosebery, Sydney, Aus].

1997
America
273 (-7)
$396,000
NEC

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Score

273 (-7)

Prize money

$396,000

Title sponsor

NEC

Played as the NEC World Series of Golf (Aug 21-24). Second-placed and defending champion Phil Mickelson (USA) finished 4 shots behind Greg Norman (Aus), who recorded the last of his 20 PGA Tour wins. [South course, Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio].

1997
America
268 (-16)
$270,000
FedEx

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Score

268 (-16)

Prize money

$270,000

Title sponsor

FedEx

Played as the FedEx St Jude Classic (June 26-29). Second-placed Dudley Hart (USA) finished 1 shot behind Norman (Aus). [TPC Southwind, Memphis, TN].

1997
America
1-up
$1,000,000
Andersen Consulting

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Score

1-up

Prize money

$1,000,000

Title sponsor

Andersen Consulting

Played as the Andersen Consulting World Championship of Golf (Jan 3/4; four-player final event that followed four regional qualifiers played in 1996). Norman (Aus) beat Scott Hoch (USA) 1-up in the 36-hole final. Previous day's semi-finals: Norman bt Hisayuki Sasaki (Jpn) 5 and 4; Hoch bt Sam Torrance (Scot) 4 and 2. [Grayhawk GC, Scottsdale, AZ].

1996
America
269 (-19)
$324,000
Ryder

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

$324,000

Title sponsor

Ryder

Played as the Doral Ryder Open (Feb 29-Mar 3). Second-placed Michael Bradley (USA) and Vijay Singh (Fiji) finished 2 shots behind Greg Norman (Aus), who recorded his third win in this event. [Blue Monster course, Doral Resort, Miami, FL].

1996
Aus/NZ
280 (-8)
A$189,470
Holden

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Score

280 (-8)

Prize money

A$189,470

Title sponsor

Holden

Played as the Holden Australian Open (Nov 21-24). Second-placed Wayne Grady (Aus) finished 8 shots behind defending champion Norman (Aus), who recorded the last of his five Australian Open wins. [The Australian GC, Rosebery, Sydney, Aus].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

$306,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as The Memorial Tournament (June 1-4). Second-placed Steve Elkington (Aus) finished 4 shots behind Norman (Aus). [Muirfield Village GC, Dublin, nr Columbus, OH].

1995
Awards
69.06
n/a
PGA Tour

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Venue

Score

69.06

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

PGA Tour

Norman (Aus) won his fifth (and third straight) PGA Tour Byron Nelson Award, recording the season's lowest scoring average (over a minimum of 50 rounds). Steve Elkington (Aus) was second with 69.59; Ernie Els (RSA) and Nick Price (Zim) were tied third with 69.81.

1995
Awards
$1,654,959
see Score
PGA Tour

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Venue

Score

$1,654,959

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

PGA Tour

Norman (Aus) won his third Arnold Palmer Award as the PGA Tour 1995 leading money winner, with earnings of $1,654,959 on the Tour. Billy Mayfair (USA) was second with $1,543,192; Lee Janzen (USA) was third with $1,378,966.

1995
America
278 (-2)
$360,000
NEC

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Score

278 (-2)

Prize money

$360,000

Title sponsor

NEC

Played as the NEC World Series of Golf (Aug 24-27). Greg Norman (Aus) beat Nick Price (Zim) and Billy Mayfair (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [South course, Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio].

1995
Awards
x
n/a
PGA of America

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

PGA of America

Norman (Aus) won the PGA of America Player of the Year Award (based on points allocated for PGA Tour wins, money-list position and scoring average).

1995
America
267 (-13)
$216,000
Canon

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Score

267 (-13)

Prize money

$216,000

Title sponsor

Canon

Played as the Canon Greater Hartford Open (June 22-25). Second-placed Dave Stockton (USA), Kirk Triplett (USA) and Grant Waite (NZ) finished 2 shots behind Greg Norman (Aus). [TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, CT].

1995
Aus/NZ
278 (-10)
A$153,000
Heineken

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

A$153,000

Title sponsor

Heineken

Played as the Heineken Australian Open (Nov 23-26). Second-placed Peter McWhinney (Aus) finished 2 shots behind Norman (Aus), who posted the fourth of his five Australian Open wins. [Kingston Heath GC, Melbourne, Australia].

1995
Awards
x
n/a
PGA Tour

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

PGA Tour

Norman (Aus) won the Jack Nicklaus Award as the PGA Tour Player of the Year, based on the votes of his peers.

1994
Awards
68.81
n/a
PGA of America

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Venue

Score

68.81

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

PGA of America

Norman (Aus) won his third PGA of America Vardon Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the PGA Tour (over a minimum of 60 rounds). Nick Price (Zim) was second with 69.39; Tom Lehman (USA) was third with 69.46. Fred Couples (USA) averaged 69.28, but played only 51 rounds.

1994
America
136 (-8)
$400,000
PGA of America

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Score

136 (-8)

Prize money

$400,000

Title sponsor

PGA of America

Played as the PGA Grand Slam of Golf (Nov 8/9; unofficial event for the season's four Major winners). Second-placed Nick Price (The Open and US PGA) finished 3 shots behind defending champion Norman (previous major winner). Third with 143 was Ernie Els (US Open). Fourth with 144 was José María Olazábal (The Masters). [Poipu Bay GC, Koloa, Kauai, Hawaiian Islands].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Score

264 (-24)

Prize money

$450,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as The Players Championship (March 24-27). Second-placed Fuzzy Zoeller (USA) finished 4 shots behind Norman (Aus). [Stadium Course, TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL].

1994
Asia
277 (-11)
£100,000
Johnnie Walker

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

£100,000

Title sponsor

Johnnie Walker

Played as the Johnnie Walker Classic (Eurpn Tr event in Asia). Second-placed Fred Couples (USA) finished 1 shot behind Norman (Aus). The win took Norman to the top of the Sony world golf rankings, ending Nick Faldo's 81-week reign at the top. [Canyon course, Blue Canyon CC, Phuket, Thailand].

1994
Awards
68.81
n/a
PGA Tour

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Venue

Score

68.81

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

PGA Tour

Norman (Aus) won his fourth (and second straight) PGA Tour Byron Nelson Award, recording the season's lowest scoring average (over a minimum of 50 rounds). Fred Couples (USA) was second with 69.28; Nick Price (Zim) was third with 69.39.

1993
Majors
267 (-13)
£100,000
R&A

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Score

267 (-13)

Prize money

£100,000

Title sponsor

R&A

The Open Championship (122nd) (July 15-18). Second-placed Nick Faldo (Eng) finished 2 shots behind Norman (Aus), who recorded his second Open Championship win. [Royal St George's GC, Sandwich, Kent].

1993
America
265 (-23)
$252,000
Ryder

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Score

265 (-23)

Prize money

$252,000

Title sponsor

Ryder

Played as the Doral Ryder Open (March 4-7). Second-placed Mark McCumber (USA) and Paul Azinger (USA) finished 3 shots behind Greg Norman (Aus), who recorded his second win in this event. [Blue Monster course, Doral Resort, Miami, FL].

1993
America
145 (+1)
$400,000
PGA of America

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Score

145 (+1)

Prize money

$400,000

Title sponsor

PGA of America

Played as the PGA Grand Slam of Golf (Nov 16/17; unofficial event for the season's four Major winners). Second-placed Paul Azinger (US PGA) finished 2 shots behind Norman (The Open). Tied third on 148 were Lee Janzen (US Open) and Bernhard Langer (The Masters). [Nicklaus Tournament (resort) course, PGA West, La Quinta, CA].

1993
Awards
68.90
n/a
PGA Tour

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Venue

Score

68.90

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

PGA Tour

Norman (Aus) won his third PGA Tour Byron Nelson Award, recording the season's lowest scoring average (over a minimum of 50 rounds). Nick Price (Zim) was second with 69.11; David Frost (RSA) was third with 69.48.

1993
Japan
272 (-16)
¥27million
Sumitomo

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

¥27million

Title sponsor

Sumitomo

Played as the Sumitomo VISA Taiheiyo Masters (Nov 11-14; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Yoshi Mizumaki (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind Norman (Aus), who snatched victory with an eagle at the par-5 final hole. Norman recorded the second of his two Japan Tour wins. [Gotemba course, Taiheiyo Club, Gotemba, Shizuoka, Jpn].

1992
America
280 (-8)
$180,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Score

280 (-8)

Prize money

$180,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Canadian Open (Sept 10-13). Greg Norman (Aus) beat Bruce Lietzke (USA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole, to record his second win in this event. [Glen Abbey GC, Oakville, nr Toronto, Ont.].

1990
Awards
69.10
n/a
PGA Tour

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Venue

Score

69.10

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

PGA Tour

Norman (Aus) won his second PGA Tour Byron Nelson Award, recording the season's lowest scoring average (over a minimum of 50 rounds). Larry Mize (USA) was second with 69.49; Tim Simpson (USA) was third with 69.73.

1990
Awards
$1,165,477
see Score
PGA Tour

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Venue

Score

$1,165,477

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

PGA Tour

Norman (Aus) won his second Arnold Palmer Award as the PGA Tour 1990 leading money winner, with earnings of $1,165,477 on the Tour. Wayne Levi (USA) was second with $1,024,647; Payne Stewart (USA) was third with $976,281.

1990
Awards
69.10
n/a
PGA of America

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Venue

Score

69.10

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

PGA of America

Norman (Aus) won his second straight PGA of America Vardon Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the PGA Tour (over a minimum of 60 rounds). Larry Mize (USA) was second with 69.49; Tim Simpson (USA) was third with 69.73.

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Score

273

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Australian Masters. Won by Greg Norman (Aus) for the second straight year.

1990
America
273 (-15)
$252,000
Ryder

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

$252,000

Title sponsor

Ryder

Played as the Doral Ryder Open (Mar 1-4). Greg Norman (Aus) beat Paul Azinger (USA), Mark Calcavecchia (USA) and Tim Simpson (USA) with an eagle at the first playoff hole. [Blue Monster course, Doral Resort, Miami, FL].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Score

216 (E)

Prize money

$180,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as The Memorial Tournament (May 10-13). Second-placed Payne Stewart (USA) finished 1 shot behind Norman (Aus), who recorded his tenth PGA Tour win. Reduced to 54 holes due to bad weather. [Muirfield Village GC, Dublin, nr Columbus, OH].

1989
America
Tuckaway CC
269 (-19)
$144,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Venue

Tuckaway CC

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

$144,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Greater Milwaukee Open (Aug 31-Sept 3). Second-placed Andy Bean (USA) finished 3 shots behind Greg Norman (Aus). [Tuckaway CC, Franklin, nr Milwaukee, Wisc.].

1989
Awards
69.49
n/a
PGA of America

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Venue

Score

69.49

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

PGA of America

Norman (Aus) won the PGA of America Vardon Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the PGA Tour (over a minimum of 60 rounds). Tom Kite (USA) was second with 69.57; Paul Azinger (USA) was third with 69.57. Payne Stewart (USA) also averaged 69.49, but became ineligible for the Trophy after withdrawing from the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

1989
America
13 pts
$180,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Score

13 pts

Prize money

$180,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as The International (Aug 17-20; modified stableford format). Second-placed Clarence Rose (USA) finished 2 points behind Norman (Aus). [Castle Pines GC, Castle Rock, nr Denver, Colorado].

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Score

280

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Australian Masters. Won by Greg Norman (Aus).

1989
Japan
272 (-8)
¥18million
x

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Score

272 (-8)

Prize money

¥18million

Title sponsor

x

Played as The Crowns - International Invitation Golf (April 27-30; Japan Tr event; aka the Chunichi Crowns). Second-placed Blaine McAllister (USA) and Koichi Suzuki (Jpn) finished 3 shots behind first-time Japan Tour winner Norman (Aus). [Wago course, Nagoya GC, Aichi, Japan].

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Venue

Score

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

x

1988
Awards
69.38
n/a
PGA Tour

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Venue

Score

69.38

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

PGA Tour

Norman (Aus) won the PGA Tour Byron Nelson Award, recording the season's lowest scoring average (over a minimum of 50 rounds). Chip Beck (USA) was second with 69.46; Sandy Lyle (Scot) and Tom Kite (USA) were tied third with 69.53.

1988
Europe
270 (-18)
£35,319
Lancia

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

£35,319

Title sponsor

Lancia

Played as the Lancia Italian Open. Second-placed Craig Parry (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Norman (Aus). [Red course, GC Monticello, Cassina Rizzardi, nr Como].

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Venue

Score

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

x

1988
Awards
x
Aus/NZ Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

Title sponsor

Aus/NZ Tr

Norman (Aus) won his sixth Australia/NZ Tour Order of Merit.

1988
America
271 (-13)
$126,000
MCI

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Score

271 (-13)

Prize money

$126,000

Title sponsor

MCI

Played as the MCI Heritage Classic (April 14-17). Second-placed David Frost (RSA) and Gil Morgan (USA) finished 1 shot behind Norman (Aus). [Harbour Town Links, Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head, SC].

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Score

273

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Australian Masters. Won by Greg Norman (Aus).

1987
Aus/NZ
273 (-15)
A$54,000
Panasonic

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

A$54,000

Title sponsor

Panasonic

Played as the Panasonic Australian Open (Nov 26-30). Sandy Lyle (Scot) finished 10 shots behind Norman (Aus), who recorded the third of his five Australian Open wins. Monday finish required after the cancellation of Sunday's final round due to high winds. [Composite of East & West courses, Royal Melbourne GC, Victoria, Aus].

1986
America
277 (-11)
$90,000
Kemper Insurance

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

$90,000

Title sponsor

Kemper Insurance

Played as the Kemper Open (May 29-Jun 1). Greg Norman (Aus) beat Larry Mize (USA) with a par at the sixth playoff hole, to record his second win in three years in this event. [Blue course, Congressional CC, Bethesda, Maryland].

1986
America
Kemper Lakes
70 (-2)
PGA of America

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Venue

Kemper Lakes

Score

70 (-2)

Prize money

Title sponsor

PGA of America

Played as the PGA Grand Slam of Golf (Sept 1; unofficial event for the season's four Major winners; last played in 1982). Second-placed Fuzzy Zoeller (alternate for US Open Champion Ray Floyd) finished 2 shots behind Norman (The Open). Tied third on 75 were Jack Nicklaus (The Masters) and Bob Tway (US PGA). [Kemper Lakes GC, Kildeer, nr Chicago, Illinois].

1986
Europe
269 (-11)
£35,000
Panasonic

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Score

269 (-11)

Prize money

£35,000

Title sponsor

Panasonic

Played as the Panasonic European Open (Sept 11-14). Norman (Aus) beat Ken Brown (Scot) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Old course, Sunningdale GC, Sunningdale, Berks].

1986
Majors
280 (E)
£70,000
R&A

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Score

280 (E)

Prize money

£70,000

Title sponsor

R&A

The Open Championship (115th) (July 17-20). Second-placed Gordon J. Brand (Eng) finished 5 shots behind Norman (Aus), who recorded the first of his two Open Championship wins. [Ailsa course, Turnberry Resort, Ayrshire].

1986
Europe
2 & 1
£75,000
Suntory

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Score

2 & 1

Prize money

£75,000

Title sponsor

Suntory

Played as the Suntory World Match Play Championship (Oct 2-5). Norman (Aus) beat Sandy Lyle (Scot) 2 and 1 in the 36-hole final. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].

1986
Awards
$653,296
see Score
PGA Tour

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Venue

Score

$653,296

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

PGA Tour

Norman (Aus) won the Arnold Palmer Award as the PGA Tour 1986 leading money winner, with earnings of $653,296 on the Tour. Bob Tway (USA) was second with $652,780; Payne Stewart (USA) was third with $535,389.

1986
Awards
x
Aus/NZ Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

Title sponsor

Aus/NZ Tr

Norman (Aus) won his fifth Australia/NZ Tour Order of Merit.

1986
America
333 (-27)
$207,000
Panasonic

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Score

333 (-27)

Prize money

$207,000

Title sponsor

Panasonic

Played as the Panasonic Las Vegas Invitational (April 30-May 4). Second-placed Dan Pohl (USA) finished 7 shots behind Norman (Aus). [Las Vegas CC, Las Vegas, NV. Earlier rounds also at: Desert Inn CC (now Wynn G&CC) and Spanish Trail G&CC].

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Score

273

Prize money

Title sponsor

Toshiba

Played as the Toshiba Australian PGA Ch'ship. Won by Greg Norman (Aus).

1985
Aus/NZ
212 (-4)
A$45,000
Natl Panasonic

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Score

212 (-4)

Prize money

A$45,000

Title sponsor

Natl Panasonic

Played as the National Panasonic Australian Open (Nov 14-17). Second-placed Ossie Moore (Aus) finished 2 shots behind Norman (Aus). This was the second of five Australian Open wins for Norman. Event reduced to 54 holes due to heavy rain on the first day. [Composite of East & West courses, Royal Melbourne GC, Victoria, Aus].

1984
America
278 (-10)
$72,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

$72,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Canadian Open (75th) (Jun 28-Jul 1). Second-placed Jack Nicklaus (USA) finished 2 shots behind Greg Norman (Aus), who recorded his second PGA Tour win. [Glen Abbey GC, Oakville, nr Toronto, Ont.].

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Score

285

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Australian Masters. Won by Greg Norman (Aus) for the second straight year.

1984
America
280 (-8)
$72,000
Kemper Insurance

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Score

280 (-8)

Prize money

$72,000

Title sponsor

Kemper Insurance

Played as the Kemper Open (May 31-Jun 3). Second-placed Mark O'Meara (USA) finished 5 shots behind first-time PGA Tour winner Norman (Aus). [Blue course, Congressional CC, Bethesda, Maryland].

1984
Awards
x
Aus/NZ Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

Title sponsor

Aus/NZ Tr

Norman (Aus) won his fourth (and second straight) Australia/NZ Tour Order of Merit.

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Score

277

Prize money

Title sponsor

Toshiba

Played as the Toshiba Australian PGA Ch'ship. Won by Greg Norman (Aus). [Monash CC, nr Sydney, NSW, Australia].

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Score

285

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Australian Masters. Won by Greg Norman (Aus).

1983
America
268 (-16)
$100,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Score

268 (-16)

Prize money

$100,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Kapalua International (Nov 2-5; PGA Tour post-season unofficial money event). Second-placed Lanny Wadkins (USA), Ben Crenshaw (USA) and Scott Simpson (USA) finished 6 shots behind Norman (Aus), who recorded his first win in America. [Bay course, Kapalua Resort, Maui, Hawaii].

1983
Europe
3 & 2
£35,000
Suntory

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Score

3 & 2

Prize money

£35,000

Title sponsor

Suntory

Played as the Suntory World Match Play Championship (Oct 6-9). Norman (Aus) beat Nick Faldo (Eng) 3 and 2 in the 36-hole final. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].

1983
Asia
134 (-6)
US$25,000
Cathay Pacific

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Score

134 (-6)

Prize money

US$25,000

Title sponsor

Cathay Pacific

Played as the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Open. Second-placed Mark James (Eng) finished 3 shots behind Norman (Aus). Reduced to 36 holes due to bad weather. [Hong Kong GC, Fanling; composite of 10 holes from Eden course, 8 from the New; at the time known as Royal Hong Kong GC].

1983
Awards
x
Aus/NZ Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

Title sponsor

Aus/NZ Tr

Norman (Aus) won his third Australia/NZ Tour Order of Merit.

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Score

287

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Cannes Invitational (not on European Tour schedule). Won by Greg Norman (Aus). [Cannes Mougins GCC, Mougins, nr Cannes, France].

1982
Europe
283 (-5)
£16,660
Benson & Hedges

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Venue

Fulford

Score

283 (-5)

Prize money

£16,660

Title sponsor

Benson & Hedges

Played as the Benson & Hedges International Open (Aug 19-22). Second-placed Bob Charles (NZ), Graham Marsh (Aus) and Ian Woosnam (Wales) finished 1 shot behind Norman (Aus). [Fulford GC, York, North Yorkshire].

1982
Awards
£66,405
see Score
Eurpn Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Venue

Score

£66,405

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Eurpn Tr

Norman (Aus) won his second Harry Vardon Trophy as the European Tour 1982 Order of Merit winner, with earnings of £66,405 on the Tour. Sandy Lyle (Scot) was second with £61,517; Sam Torrance (Scot) was third with £61,516, just £1 behind Lyle.

1982
Europe
279 (-13)
£13,330
State Express

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Score

279 (-13)

Prize money

£13,330

Title sponsor

State Express

Played as the State Express English Classic (July 7-10). Second-placed Brian Marchbank (Scot) finished 1 shot behind Norman (Aus). [Brabazon course, The Belfry, Wishaw, nr Birmingham].

1982
Europe
267 (-15)
£14,160
Dunlop

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Score

267 (-15)

Prize money

£14,160

Title sponsor

Dunlop

Played as the Dunlop Masters (June 10-13). Second-placed Bernhard Langer (Ger) finished 8 shots behind defending champion Norman (Aus). [Old course, St Pierre Hotel & CC, Chepstow, S Wales].

1981
Europe
273 (-15)
£12,500
Dunlop

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

£12,500

Title sponsor

Dunlop

Played as the Dunlop Masters (May 28-31). Second-placed Graham Marsh (Aus) finished 4 shots behind Norman (Aus). [Duke's course, Woburn GC, nr Milton Keynes, Bucks].

1981
Europe
287 (-1)
£11,000
Martini

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Score

287 (-1)

Prize money

£11,000

Title sponsor

Martini

Played as the Martini International (May 14-17). Second-placed Bernhard Langer (Ger) finished 1 shot behind Norman (Aus), who recorded his fifth European Tour win, and third win in this event in five years. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Score

289

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Australian Masters. Terry Gale (Aus) and N. Suzuki (Jpn) finished in second place behind Norman (Aus).

1980
Aus/NZ
284 (-4)
A$35,000
Dunhill

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Score

284 (-4)

Prize money

A$35,000

Title sponsor

Dunhill

Played as the Dunhill Australian Open (Nov 13-16). Second-placed Brian Jones (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Norman (Aus), who posted the first of his five Australian Open wins. [The Lakes GC, Sydney, Aus].

1980
Awards
x
Aus/NZ Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

Title sponsor

Aus/NZ Tr

Norman (Aus) won his second Australia/NZ Tour Order of Merit.

1980
Europe
276 (-12)
£8,286
Scandinavian Enterprise

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

£8,286

Title sponsor

Scandinavian Enterprise

Played as the Scandinavian Enterprise Open (July 3-6). Second-placed Mark James (Eng) finished 3 shots behind Norman (Aus). [Vasatorps GK, Helsingborg, Sweden].

1980
Europe
268 (-20)
£6,246
Paco Rabanne

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Score

268 (-20)

Prize money

£6,246

Title sponsor

Paco Rabanne

Played as the Paco Rabanne Open de France. Second-placed Ian Mosey (Eng) finished 10 shots behind Norman (Aus). [Vert course, Saint Cloud GC, Garches, nr Paris].

1980
Europe
1 up
£30,000
Suntory

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Score

1 up

Prize money

£30,000

Title sponsor

Suntory

Played as the Suntory World Match Play Championship (Oct 9-12). Norman (Aus) beat Sandy Lyle (Scot) by 1 hole in the 36-hole final. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].

1979
Asia
274 (-6)
US$20,000
Cathay Pacific

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Score

274 (-6)

Prize money

US$20,000

Title sponsor

Cathay Pacific

Played as the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Open. Second-placed Lu Hsi-chun (Taiw), Hsu Chi-san (Taiw) and Chen Tse-ming (Taiw) finished 3 shots behind Norman (Aus). [Hong Kong GC, Fanling; composite of 10 holes from Eden course, 8 from the New; at the time known as Royal Hong Kong GC].

1979
Europe
288 (E)
£7,000
Martini

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Score

288 (E)

Prize money

£7,000

Title sponsor

Martini

Played as the Martini Internationa (May 25-28). Second-placed Antonio Garrido (Esp) and John Morgan (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Norman (Aus), who recorded his second win in this event in three years. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].

1978
Awards
x
Aus/NZ Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

Title sponsor

Aus/NZ Tr

Norman (Aus) won the Australia/NZ Tour 1978 Order of Merit.

1977
Europe
277 (-15)
£3,000
Martini

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Norman, Greg

Score

277 (-15)

Prize money

£3,000

Title sponsor

Martini

Played as the Martini International (June 8-11). Second-placed Simon Hobday (RSA) finished 3 shots behind Norman (Aus), who recorded the first of his 14 European Tour wins. [Rosemount course, Blairgowrie GC, Blairgowrie, Perthshire].

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