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August 17, 1990 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Greg Norman's zero point total yesterday put him in danger of missing the first cut in the International Tournament, which is being played under a fifth format in five years. Scoring is based on points awarded for performance on each hole: 5 for eagle, 2 for birdie, 0 for par, minus-1 for bogey, minus-3 for double bogey or higher. The field of 144 plays two rounds and the 72 players with the highest point totals advance to tomorrow's third round, where they will compete for 24 places in Sunday's final.
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June 18, 1988 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
The star-crossed career of Greg Norman in major golf championships took another strange and bitterly disappointing turn yesterday. Norman, considered by many to be the best player in the world, withdrew from the U.S. Open with what the United States Golf Association said was a badly sprained left wrist, an injury he sustained when he hit a hidden rock that was embedded under his ball. The accident took place on the ninth hole at The Country Club, a 510-yard par 5. Norman hit his drive into the rough and his second shot into a hazard, forcing him to take a drop into the rough, where he lay three.
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July 4, 1992 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Greg Norman missed one green in 31 holes of golf yesterday and pronounced himself ready to end a two-year streak without a victory. Norman, the star-crossed Australian who has gone from the peak of the world game to the role of frustrated struggler, was 1 stroke off the lead with half the field still out in the storm-delayed Western Open. "I don't care if I'm 4 behind when the day's over," Norman said after shooting rounds of 68 and 69 that left him 1 stroke behind Duffy Waldorf's leading total after two rounds.
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April 5, 2000 | By Joe Logan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
His legacy at the Masters is nothing but heartache. For every thrill, there was a spill, for every roar from the gallery, a groan. In the end, Greg Norman, who always seemed like such a natural to win not once but several times here, has never been able to make that drive home down Magnolia Lane wearing the coveted green jacket. "It's just a shame, because he is such a great player," Tiger Woods said yesterday. "For all the heartbreaks he's had in this tournament, whether it was his own doing or other players pulling off shots, he has been there so many times with a chance to win. It's tough for me to imagine somebody going through all that and coming back again and again.
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August 16, 1993 | By Joe Juliano, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
By wielding a hot putter and keeping his jangling nerves under control amid the heat, humidity and suffocating pressure, Paul Azinger deflected Greg Norman's date with destiny and captured the 75th PGA Championship yesterday on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff. Norman, who had endured the ultimate heartbreak seven years ago when Bob Tway holed out a bunker shot to defeat him on the 72d hole of the 1986 PGA, provided his own downfall yesterday by missing a four-foot putt for par at the 10th hole at the Inverness Country Club, the second playoff hole.
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November 2, 1997 | By Joe Juliano, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
When he first proposed the idea of a World Tour for golf, in 1994, Greg Norman found himself with a big target on his back. He took shots from both the knowledgeable and the uninformed. Now, with this week's announcement of the new World Golf championships, Norman can shed the villain's robe. "The arrows can hopefully come out of my back now and the bull's-eye will come off of me," Norman, the world's top-ranked player, said before the start of this week's Tour Championship in Houston.
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April 11, 1999 | By Joe Juliano, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
On a day that appeared to be made for posting good scores at the Masters, it almost seemed as if the world's top players were afraid of the lofty perch atop the leader board. The breeze died at the Augusta National Golf Club yesterday. The sun peeked through the clouds. Certainly, it looked as if two or three players could break from the pack, but that never happened. Still, Jose Maria Olazabal and Greg Norman, both back from career-threatening injuries, made incredible shots under pressure on the back nine to earn their way into the final twosome for today's run at the green jacket.
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June 11, 1995 | By Joe Juliano, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Nine years have passed since Greg Norman left the clubhouse at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in a U.S. Open. Despite a final-round fade from first place to 12th, he was targeted for fame and fortune, for Hall of Fame greatness, and was expected to dominate as no one has since Jack Nicklaus. The U.S. Open returns to Shinnecock this week, beginning Thursday. Greg Norman has turned 40, an Australian who has achieved the American dream. He's got fame and fortune. As for greatness and dominance, the numbers say something else.
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April 4, 1993 | By Joe Juliano, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Tom Kite and Greg Norman became a Masters moment a year ago, when Kite wasn't invited and Norman probably shouldn't have been. This week, at the 57th Masters, they'll grab some more attention. Through the first three months of 1993, they are two of the world's best golfers. Since being snubbed by the Masters last year, Kite has won four times, including his first career major championship in the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. He has two victories this year, including a record 35-under-par performance for five rounds at the Bob Hope Classic in February.
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June 9, 1996 | By Joe Juliano, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
"Your graciousness and attitude in defeat was worth hundreds of talks with my son (age 5 1/2) . . . even though he cried for 15 minutes. Thank you for being such a positive influence on my son. " - Steve G., Gillette, N.J. Eight weeks ago, Greg Norman showed that it was OK to emerge gracious and civilized from the wreckage of his shattered dream while the entire world watched in horror for four gruesome hours. Those who saw it haven't forgotten how Norman handled himself after he suffered through one of the greatest collapses in golf history at the Masters.
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June 23, 2015 | BY MARCUS HAYES, Daily News Staff Writer hayesm@phillynews.com
UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. - Roar. Roar. Roar. As Jordan Spieth ticked off the second leg of what has become his Grand Slam quest and Dustin Johnson added another chapter to his legacy of disappoinment, the largest grandstand in U.S. Open history hardly could have asked for better theater. Six thousand had seats to one of the more thrilling finishes in major championship history. Louie Oosthuizen posted a 4-under with a sweet birdie putt ( ROAR ) . . . right about the time Spieth drooped from 6-under to 4 with a double-bogey on 17. Spieth then launched his second shot to the par-5 18th, straight and true; it rolled onto the green, up the back slope and swept by the right edge, leaving him 15 feet for eagle and two putts for the lead ( ROAR )
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June 19, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
IT'S NEVER fun when an airline misplaces your luggage. But it's an entirely different matter when you're Rory McIlroy and your clubs go missing. McIlroy, who finished tied for 23rd at the U.S. Open last weekend, arrived in Ireland on Monday. But his clubs didn't. To make matters worse, he is scheduled to play in the Irish Open, which begins tomorrow in Cork. That caused the anxious youngster to fire off this tweet to United Airlines yesterday: "Hey @united landed in Dublin yesterday morning from Newark and still no golf clubs . . . Sort of need them this week . . . Can someone help!
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August 13, 2013 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Two years ago in Atlanta, Jason Dufner was leading the PGA Championship by four with as many holes to play. He still wasn't able to close things out and went down in a playoff with Keegan Bradley. A lot of guys never get over that kind of flameout. This time, the 36-year-old, self-described Ben Hogan junkie was up two in the season's final major heading to the back nine at Oak Hill Country Club. This time, it would remain that way all the way to the celebration.
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July 18, 2013
DID YOU KNOW? * Eleven of the previous 13 majors have been won by players who had never won one before. * Eighteen of the previous 19 majors have been won by different guys. The only one with two in that span is Rory McIlroy. * Non-Americans have won the previous four majors. * The record for low score at the British Open is 267, by Greg Norman in 1993 at Royal St. George's. * Eight players have shot 63 in this major: Mark Hayes (1977, Turnberry), Isao Aoki (1980, Muirfield)
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April 29, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
GREG NORMAN said golf's anti-doping procedures are "disgraceful" and blood testing needs to be instituted as soon as possible. "You only have to look at what happened to Vijay Singh just recently to know the drugs issue is there," Norman told The Australian newspaper. Singh acknowledged in a magazine interview in January that he had used deer antler spray, which contains a muscle-building hormone banned by the PGA Tour. It can be detected only by blood tests. "How deep it is [the problem]
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April 10, 2013 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Staff Writer
AUGUSTA, Ga. - You can't hit this shot. You don't know anyone who can hit this shot. You probably don't know anyone who would even try to hit this shot. Bubba Watson snapped a 52-degree wedge out of a dirty lie on needles, deep in a pine and magnolia forest, around bushes and trees and a TV tower, 150 yards forward and 50 yards right, up a hill, to within 10 feet of the pin. That par-4 on No. 10 at Augusta National in a sudden-death playoff won last year's Masters.
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April 11, 2009 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
A smile and tip of his baseball cap wasn't enough to show Gary Player's gratitude. So, with fans around the 18th hole standing and applauding, just as they had done on all the other holes during his last stroll around Augusta National, Player knelt at the edge of the green and pressed his hands together. After 52 years, he was done. "I'm not sad," the three-time Masters champion said yesterday. "You cannot be greedy in life - I've had more than my share. " Player took a few extra seconds to fish the ball out of the cup after his final putt, then walked off to one more round of applause.
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April 9, 2009 | By MIKE KERN, kernm@phillynews.com
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Has anyone ever deposited more of a blood trail on any golf course than Greg Norman at Augusta National? The evidence is downright gory. There was 1986, when he came to the 72nd hole, after making four consecutive birdies, and mailed a 4-iron shot way wide of the green. He couldn't save par, and finished one behind some 46-year-old legend named Jack Nicklaus. Nobody remembers the four birds. The following April, the Great White Shark got into a sudden-death playoff with Augusta native Larry Mize, who has never done anything before or since.
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March 12, 2009 | By Judy DeHaven FOR THE INQUIRER
They came to Resorts casino, first and foremost, for the celebrities. Who could resist the draw of New Jersey's beloved crime family - Steve Schirripa, Frank Vincent, Vinny Pastore, and Dan Grimaldi, otherwise known as Bobby Bacala, Phil Leotardo, Sal "Big Pussy" Bonpensiero, and Patsy Parisi from The Sopranos? OK, so Tony and Carmella weren't there. Not even Christopher or Uncle Junior. But two-and-a-half years after The Sopranos ended, even the supporting cast is still an attraction, especially in Atlantic City.
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July 25, 2008 | Daily News Wire Services
Four days after nearly making history at the British Open, Greg Norman labored to a 4-over 75 yesterday in the opening round of the Seniors British Open, to finish seven shots behind co-leaders Bruce Vaughan and Eduardo Romero. In sunny conditions at Troon, Scotland, Norman bogeyed six of the first 10 holes and was 6 over before he finally birdied the par-4 13th. He birdied the final hole with a pitch to 3 feet. "Things just weren't going my way early on," Norman said. "I just had to hang in there and gut it out the best I could.
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