Greg Norman is an Australian professional golfer who was born on February 10, 1955 in Mount Isa, Queensland. He was married twice (first wife: Laura, current wife: Chris Evert), and has two children: Morgan Leigh and Gregory. Aside from being a professional golfer, Norman is also an entrepreneur and is nicknamed as “The Shark” or sometimes “The Great White Shark.” His nickname came from a reference to a shark that frequents Australian waters as well as Norman’s size, hair color, and aggressive golf style.
As a youngster, he played cricket and rugby, and was an avid surfer. Norman began playing golf at the age of 16, and within a year, he was playing to a scratch handicap. Incidentally, his mother was also a fine golfer.
Norman turned pro in 1974. His professional career started as a trainee of Charlie Earp at the Royal Queensland golf Club pro shop. He won his first professional event, which was the 1976 West Lakes Classic, held at The Grange in Adelaide, South Australia.
He enjoyed much success on his professional career, until he suffered from a career slump early in the 1990s. To help put his career back on its feet, Normal asked Butch Harmon for help, and together, they rebuilt Norman’s game back to top form. They did this by solving some mechanical problems that infused itself into Norman’s swing.
Over the course of his career, Norman has enjoyed 87 professional tours. Among these wins, 20 were won on the PGA Tour, 14 on the European Tour, 33 on the PGA Tour of Australasia, and 22 other events. To top it off, he has 2 Major Championship wins, both in The Open Championship for 1986 and 1993.