Mister Greg Norman is not on the ticket list

It seems that when Greg Norman embarked on the LIV Golf venture, he was well aware that he would ruffle the feathers of the higher-ups in the world of professional golf governance

by Andrea Gussoni
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Mister Greg Norman is not on the ticket list
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It seems that when Greg Norman embarked on the LIV Golf venture, he was well aware that he would ruffle the feathers of the higher-ups in the world of professional golf governance. What he probably didn't expect was to face personal ostracism as well.

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At the last Masters Tournament, won by Scottie Scheffler, Norman showed up at the gates along with the Patrons. Given that he had been deemed persona non grata by the Augusta National Board last year and consequently not invited, Norman bought a ticket on the secondary market this year after exploring institutional channels, as his son stated.

Since 2022, Norman has been excluded from the ceremonial part preceding the Open Championship, namely the Celebration of Champions and the Champions' Dinner. The 152nd Open Championship will take place from July 18th to 21st at Royal Troon, and 250,000 attendees are expected, as tickets have been sold out for some time.

During a media briefing, in response to a specific question from a Scotsman journalist Mike Woodcock, R&A corporate communications director, chuckled and said, "I don't think there's a G Norman on the ticket list, and I think someone would have let me know if there was." "So, I'm not aware of him buying a ticket until now.

Obviously, there are still tickets available on the resale platform, as well as hospitality packages", these are the Mike Woodcock statements. Gregory John Norman, known as Greg (born February 10, 1955, in Mount Isa), is an Australian golfer and entrepreneur nicknamed The Great White Shark or simply The Shark.

He has emerged as one of the most beloved golfers by the public, both for his distinctive aggressive playing style and charismatic demeanor, as well as his rebellious and non-conformist look. He is considered one of the most complete golfers of the 1980s and 1990s, although he did not achieve all the goals that seemed within his reach.

Driven by his passion for golf since his teenage years, he began achieving significant results on the international stage in the late 1970s. As the world's top-ranked player from 1986 to 1997, he won the World Matchplay tournament three times (1980, 1983, 1986), the Australian Masters three times (1980, 1983, 1984), and the British Masters twice (1981 and 1982).

In 1993, he claimed the British Open with a record-breaking score of 267 strokes over four rounds. In 1994, he won the American Professional Championship, setting a record of 264 strokes, a mark that remains unbeaten. He was also the top money winner on the PGA Tour three times.

Despite his technical and physical abilities, Norman struggled with maintaining consistent action and focus in Major tournaments, resulting in several second-place finishes throughout his career, during which he won 91 titles (as of October 2001), including only two Grand Slam titles: the Open Championship in 1986 and 1993.

He held the top spot in the world golf rankings for an extended period. Despite some fluctuations due to the physical and mental toll of his lengthy career, Norman has essentially remained among the top five golfers in the world. In 2001, he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.

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