Greg Norman

Greg Norman, born in Mount Isa on February 10, 1955, is an Australian golfer and entrepreneur. He has proved to be one of the golfers most loved by the public, both for his particular aggressive style of play and for his charismatic attitudes and look inspired by a veiled transgressive nonconformism.

He is considered one of the most complete golfers of the eighties and nineties, even if he didn't reach all the goals that seemed within his reach. Driven by a passion for golf since he was a teenager, he began to achieve significant results in the international arena already in the second half of the 1970s.

Best player in the world from 1986 to 1997, he won the World Matchplay tournament three times (1980, 1983, 1986), the Australian Masters (1980, 1983, 1984) and the British Masters twice (1981 and 1982). In 1993 he won the British Open with a record 267 strokes over the four days of competition. In 1994 he won the American professional championship in which he also set the record of 264 hits, still unbeaten limit. Three times he was the season's best in cashes on the PGA Tour.

However, Norman has not been able to combine sufficient continuity of action and concentration in Major tournaments with his technical and physical skills, so much so that he has several second places during his career in which he won 91 titles (until October 2001), of which only two Grand Slams - the Open Championship in 1986 and 1993. He has long occupied the first position in the world ranking of the best golfers.

Despite some declines due to the physical and mental wear and tear of his long career, Norman has practically always remained among the top five golfers in the world. In 2001 he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.