Since the start of
the Sony World Ranking in April 1986, Norman has
never been out of the top 10. He is the only
golfer to retain a top-10 place throughout the
history of the Ranking. He was ranked world
number one at the end of 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990
Greg lost play-offs in
all four major championships. He has won over $9m
on the US Tour alone and his first victory as a
professional was the West Lakes Classic in
Australia in October 1976. In 1986 he led all
four major championships after 54 holes, but only
won one of them - the British Open. Because of
this rare occurrence the press said Norman had
achieved the 'Saturday Slam.'
Greg produced one of
the great finishing rounds in major championship
history when winning the 1993 British Open at
Royal St George's. Norman started the final day
one stroke behind co-leaders Corey Pavin and Nick
Faldo. Defending champion, Faldo, fired a
three-under-par 67 but this failed to contain the
brilliance of Norman who carded a 64 to win by
He topped the US Money
List in 1986, 1990 and 1995, and also won the
European Order of Merit in 1982.
in the 1993 British Open brought the popular
Norman his second major title.
his brightly coloured clothes and distinctive
bush hat, Norman cuts quite a dash on the course.