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Name: - Gregory John "Greg" Norman
Country: - Australia
Born : - February 10th, 1955 in Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia.
Original Home/Club: - Mount Isa, Queensland / Virginia GC, Queensland
Occupation: - Professional golfer; golf course designer; wine grower; beef producer; golf course owner (incl Valderrama); real estate developer; turf grower; entrepreneur.
Turned Pro: - 1976
Web Address: - http://www.shark.com

Roll of Honour

Majors (2). Presidents Cup player (1996, '98, 2000). Presidents Cup captain (2009, '11). Total professional wins (89), of which Australasian Tr (31), US PGA Tr (20), European Tr (14) and Japan Tr (2). US PGA Tour leading money winner (1986, 1990, 1995). European Tr 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

2001Men AmericaSkins Game (PGA Tr)Terra Lago18 skins$1,000,000
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].
1998Men Aus/NZGreg Norman Holden Intl.Australian, The272 (-16)x
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].
1998Men AmericaShootout, TheSherwood CC189 (-27)$160,000
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.].
1997Men AmericaSt Jude ClassicTPC Southwind268 (-16)$270,000
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].
1997Men AmericaWorld Championship (AC)Grayhawk1-up$1,000,000
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].
1997Men AmericaWorld Series of GolfFirestone CC273 (-7)$396,000
Played as the NEC World Series of Golf (Aug 21-24). Second-placed Phil Mickelson (USA) finished 4 shots behind Norman (Aus), who recorded the last of his 20 PGA Tour wins. [South course, Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio].
1996Men Aus/NZAustralian OpenAustralian, The280 (-8)A$189,470
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].
1996Men AmericaDoral OpenDoral Golf Resort269 (-19)$324,000
Played as the Doral Ryder Open (Feb 29-Mar 3). Second-placed Michael Bradley (USA) and Vijay Singh (Fiji) finished 2 shots behind Norman (Aus). [Blue Monster course, Doral Resort, Miami, FL].
1995Men Aus/NZAustralian OpenKingston Heath278 (-10)A$153,000
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].
1995Men AwardsLow Stroke Ave - PGA Tr69.06n/a
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.
1995Men AmericaMemorial TournamentMuirfield Village269 (-19)$306,000
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].
1995Men AwardsMoney Winner - PGA Tr$1,654,959see Score
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.
1995Men AwardsPlyr of Yr - PGA of Amxn/a
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).
1995Men AwardsPlyr of Yr - PGA Trxn/a
Norman (Aus) won the Jack Nicklaus Award as the PGA Tour Player of the Year, based on the votes of his peers.
1995Men AmericaTravelers Ch'shipTPC River Highlands267 (-13)$216,000
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 Norman (Aus). [TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, CT].
1995Men AmericaWorld Series of GolfFirestone CC278 (-2)$360,000
Played as the NEC World Series of Golf (Aug 24-27). Norman (Aus) beat Nick Price (Zim) and Billy Mayfair (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [South course, Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio].
1994Men AmericaGrand Slam of GolfPoipu Bay GC136 (-8)$400,000
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].
1994Men AsiaJohnnie Walker ClassicBlue Canyon CC277 (-11)£100,000
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].
1994Men AwardsLow Stroke Ave - PGA of Am68.81n/a
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.
1994Men AwardsLow Stroke Ave - PGA Tr68.81n/a
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.
1994Men AmericaPlayers Ch'ship (PGA Tr)TPC Sawgrass264 (-24)$450,000
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].
1993Men AmericaDoral OpenDoral Golf Resort265 (-23)$252,000
Played as the Doral Ryder Open (March 4-7). Second-placed Mark McCumber (USA) and Paul Azinger (USA) finished 3 shots behind Norman (Aus). [Blue Monster course, Doral Resort, Miami, FL].
1993Men AmericaGrand Slam of GolfPGA West145 (+1)$400,000
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 course, Club at PGA West, La Quinta, California].
1993Men AwardsLow Stroke Ave - PGA Tr68.90n/a
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.
1993Men JapanTaiheiyo MastersTaiheiyo Club (Gotemba)272 (-16)¥27million
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].
1993Men MajorsThe OpenRoyal St George's267 (-13)£100,000
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].
1992Men AmericaCanadian OpenGlen Abbey280 (-8)$180,000
Played as the Canadian Open (Sept 10-13). Norman (Aus) beat Bruce Lietzke (USA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. [Glen Abbey GC, Oakville, nr Toronto, Ont.].
1990Men Aus/NZAustralian MastersHuntingdale273x
Played as the Australian Masters. Won by Greg Norman (Aus) for the second straight year.
1990Men AmericaDoral OpenDoral Golf Resort273 (-15)$252,000
Played as the Doral Ryder Open (Mar 1-4). 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].
1990Men AwardsLow Stroke Ave - PGA of Am69.10n/a
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.
1990Men AwardsLow Stroke Ave - PGA Tr69.10n/a
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.
1990Men AmericaMemorial TournamentMuirfield Village216 (E)$180,000
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].
1990Men AwardsMoney Winner - PGA Tr$1,165,477see Score
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.
1989Men Aus/NZAustralian MastersHuntingdale280x
Played as the Australian Masters. Won by Greg Norman (Aus).
1989Men Aus/NZAustralian TPCxx
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1989Men AmericaGtr Milwaukee OpenTuckaway CC269 (-19)$144,000
Played as the Greater Milwaukee Open (Aug 31-Sept 3). Second-placed Andy Bean (USA) finished 3 shots behind Norman (Aus). [Tuckaway CC, Franklin, nr Milwaukee, Wisc.].
1989Men AwardsLow Stroke Ave - PGA of Am69.49n/a
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.
1989Men JapanThe CrownsNagoya GC272 (-8)¥18million
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].
1989Men AmericaThe InternationalCastle Pines13 pts$180,000
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].
1988Men Aus/NZAustralian TPCxx
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1988Men AmericaHeritage ClassicHarbour Town271 (-13)$126,000
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].
1988Men EuropeItalian OpenMonticello270 (-18)£35,319
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].
1988Men AwardsLow Stroke Ave - PGA Tr69.38n/a
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.
1988Men AwardsOrder of Merit - Aus Trxx
Norman (Aus) won his sixth Australia/NZ Tour Order of Merit.
1987Men Aus/NZAustralian MastersHuntingdale273x
Played as the Australian Masters. Won by Greg Norman (Aus).
1987Men Aus/NZAustralian OpenRoyal Melbourne273 (-15)A$54,000
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].
1986Men EuropeEuropean OpenSunningdale, Eng269 (-11)£35,000
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].
1986Men AmericaGrand Slam of GolfKemper Lakes70 (-2)
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].
1986Men AmericaKemper OpenCongressional CC277 (-11)$90,000
Played as the Kemper Open (May 29-Jun 1). Norman (Aus) beat Larry Mize (USA) with a par at the sixth playoff hole to win the event for the second time in three years. [Blue course, Congressional CC, Bethesda, Maryland].
1986Men AwardsMoney Winner - PGA Tr$653,296see Score
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.
1986Men AwardsOrder of Merit - Aus Trxx
Norman (Aus) won his fifth Australia/NZ Tour Order of Merit.
1986Men AmericaShriners Hosp. OpenLas Vegas CC333 (-27)$207,000
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].
1986Men MajorsThe OpenTurnberry280 (E)£70,000
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].
1986Men EuropeWorld Match PlayWentworth Club2 & 1£75,000
Played as the Suntory World Match Play Championship. Norman (Aus) beat Sandy Lyle (Scot) 2 and 1 in the 36-hole final. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
1985Men Aus/NZAustralian OpenRoyal Melbourne212 (-4)A$45,000
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].
1985Men Aus/NZAustralian PGACastle Hill273x
Played as the Toshiba Australian PGA Ch'ship. Won by Greg Norman (Aus).
1984Men Aus/NZAustralian MastersHuntingdale285x
Played as the Australian Masters. Won by Greg Norman (Aus) for the second straight year.
1984Men Aus/NZAustralian PGAMonash277x
Played as the Toshiba Australian PGA Ch'ship. Won by Greg Norman (Aus).
1984Men AmericaCanadian OpenGlen Abbey278 (-10)$72,000
Played as the Canadian Open (75th) (Jun 28-Jul 1). Second-placed Jack Nicklaus (USA) finished 2 shots behind Norman (Aus). [Glen Abbey GC, Oakville, nr Toronto, Ont.].
1984Men AmericaKemper OpenCongressional CC280 (-8)$72,000
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].
1984Men AwardsOrder of Merit - Aus Trxx
Norman (Aus) won his fourth (and second straight) Australia/NZ Tour Order of Merit.
1983Men Aus/NZAustralian MastersHuntingdale285x
Played as the Australian Masters. Won by Greg Norman (Aus).
1983Men EuropeCannes OpenCannes Mougins287x
Played as the Cannes Invitational (not an official European Tour event). Won by Greg Norman (Aus).
1983Men AsiaHong Kong OpenHong Kong GC134 (-6)US$25,000
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. [Championship Composite course, Hong Kong GC, Fanling; at the time called Royal Hong Kong GC].
1983Men AmericaKapalua Intl.Kapalua Resort268 (-16)$100,000
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].
1983Men AwardsOrder of Merit - Aus Trxx
Norman (Aus) won his third Australia/NZ Tour Order of Merit.
1983Men EuropeWorld Match PlayWentworth Club3 & 2£35,000
Played as the Suntory World Match Play Championship. Norman (Aus) beat Nick Faldo (Eng) 3 and 2 in the 36-hole final. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
1982Men EuropeB&H Intl. OpenFulford283 (-5)£16,660
Played as the Benson & Hedges International Open. Second-placed Bob Charles (NZ), Graham Marsh (Aus) and Ian Woosnam (Wales) finished 1 shot behind Norman (Aus). [Fulford GC, York, North Yorkshire].
1982Men EuropeBritish MastersSt Pierre267 (-15)£14,160
Played as the Dunlop Masters. Second-placed Bernhard Langer (Ger) finished 8 shots behind defending champion Norman (Aus). [Old course, St Pierre Hotel & CC, Chepstow, S Wales].
1982Men EuropeEnglish OpenBelfry, The279 (-13)£13,330
Played as the State Express English Classic. Second-placed Brian Marchbank (Scot) finished 1 shot behind Norman (Aus). [Brabazon course, The Belfry, Wishaw, nr Birmingham].
1982Men AwardsOrder of Merit - Eurpn Tr£66,405see Score
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.
1981Men Aus/NZAustralian MastersHuntingdale289x
Played as the Australian Masters. Terry Gale (Aus) and N. Suzuki (Jpn) finished in second place behind Norman (Aus).
1981Men EuropeBritish MastersWoburn273 (-15)£12,500
Played as the Dunlop Masters. Second-placed Graham Marsh (Aus) finished 4 shots behind Norman (Aus). [Duke's course, Woburn GC, nr Milton Keynes, Bucks].
1981Men EuropeMartini Intl.Wentworth Club287 (-1)£11,000
Played as the Martini International. Second-placed Bernhard Langer (Ger) finished 1 shot behind Norman (Aus). [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
1980Men Aus/NZAustralian OpenLakes GC, Aus284 (-4)A$35,000
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].
1980Men EuropeFrench OpenSaint Cloud268 (-20)£6,246
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].
1980Men AwardsOrder of Merit - Aus Trxx
Norman (Aus) won his second Australia/NZ Tour Order of Merit.
1980Men EuropeScand Ent'prise OpenVasatorps276£8,286
Played as the Scandanavian Enterprise Open. Won by Greg Norman (Aus).
1980Men EuropeWorld Match PlayWentworth Club1 hole£30,000
Played as the Suntory World Match Play Championship. Norman (Aus) beat Sandy Lyle (Scot) by 1 hole in the 36-hole final. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
1979Men AsiaHong Kong OpenHong Kong GC274 (-6)US$20,000
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). [Championship Composite course, Hong Kong GC, Fanling; at the time called Royal Hong Kong GC].
1979Men EuropeMartini Intl.Wentworth Club288 (E)£7,000
Played as the Martini International. Second-placed Antonio Garrido (Esp) and John Morgan (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Norman (Aus). [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
1978Men AwardsOrder of Merit - Aus Trxx
Norman (Aus) won the Australia/NZ Tour 1978 Order of Merit.
1977Men EuropeMartini Intl.Blairgowrie GC277 (-15)£3,000
Played as the Martini International. Second-placed Simon Hobday (RSA) finished 3 shots behind first-time European Tour winner Norman (Aus). [Rosemount course, Blairgowrie GC, Blairgowrie, Perthshire].

 

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