In part one of the three-part Shark Week on foxsports.com.au, Greg Norman reflects on his confusing relationship with Tiger Woods.
Tiger Woods was just a kid in high school when he first met Greg Norman.
Woods’ father Earl wanted to see if his teenage son had what it took, so, with the help of talent managers, he invited then-world No.1 Norman to a round.
The Australian’s opinion carried weight. He wasn’t just the best in the game but he was moving golf’s needle forward like few had ever done before.
Most world No.1s would have better places to be, and yet, Norman agreed to nine holes with the kid.
About 30 years later, the green jacket that so cruelly eluded the best male golfer Australia has produced was being handed to the world’s greatest for a fifth time.
At 43 years old, Woods had won his 15th major; four back surgeries and a decade after his 14th.
But despite Norman’s assistance all those years ago, he’s barely an afterthought in any of that success.