Greg Norman Net Worth 2020, Biography, Career and Marital Life.
Greg Norman Net Worth 2020 – Gregory John Norman is a successful Australian professional golfer and entrepreneur. Albeit a late entry into the sport, he has won over 85 international tournaments including two ‘The Open Championship’.
He has an outstanding record of holding the numero uno position in the ‘Official World Golf Ranking’ for a consecutive period of 331 weeks.
He was born on February 10, 1955, in Mount Isa in Queensland, Australia to Merv Norman and Toini Norman. His father was an electrical engineer.
In 1964 he got enrolled in the ‘Townsville Grammar School’ in the north-eastern coastal city of Townsville in Queensland. Later he attended the ‘Aspley State High School’ situated on the north side of Brisbane.
He used to play cricket, Australian Rules football and rugby in his early youth. His mother Toini was a fine golfer and Greg often served her as a caddy.
This is how his interest in golf developed and when he was around 15, he started playing the sport. He is naturally a left-hander, but plays golf with right hand. In around 18 months time he was playing to a scratch handicap from a 27 handicap.
In around 1975, he began working under Australian golf coach Billy McWilliam as assistant professional at Sydney’s ‘Beverley Park Golf Club’.
He began his professional career as a trainee under world famous golf coach Charlie Earp in the ‘Royal Queensland Golf Club’ pro shop with weekly earnings of A$38.
His brilliant performance soon made him apt as a tournament player and his first win came in 1976 at the ‘West Lakes Classic’ golf tournament, held at Adelaide’s ‘The Grange Golf Club’.
On June 11, 1977 he won at the ‘Martini International’, a men’s professional golf tournament held at ‘Blairgowrie Club’ in Scotland, marking his first victory in an European event. He won two other ‘Martini International’ golf tournaments, on May 28, 1979 and May 17, 1981.
His winning spree continued in 1980 with tournaments like the ‘French Open’, the ‘Australian Open’, the ‘Suntory World Match Play Championship’ and the ‘Scandinavian Enterprise Open’.
He advanced his career with several other wins and emerged in the 1982 ‘European Tour’ as the leading money winner.
Though he made his first US ‘PGA Tour’ in 1983, his first win came with the ‘Kemper Open’ in June 1984. Thereafter he faced many narrow defeats in prominent championships that year and his second win of the year came with the ‘Canadian Open’ in July.
His other ‘European Tour’ wins include the ‘Dunlop Masters’ that he won twice on May 31, 1981 and on June 13, 1982; the ‘Paco Rabanne Open de France’ on May 11, 1980; the ‘Scandinavian Enterprise Open’ on July 6, 1980; the ‘Panasonic European Open’ on September 14, 1986 and the ‘Lancia Italian Open’ on May 22, 1988 among others.
His other ‘PGA Tour’ wins include ‘The Players Championship’ (March 27, 1994); the ‘Canon Greater Hartford Open’ (June 25, 1995); the ‘Doral-Ryder Open’ (March 3, 1996); the ‘FedEx St. Jude Classic’ (June 29, 1997) and the ‘NEC World Series of Golf’ (August 24, 1997).
He won the ‘Vardon Trophy’ in 1989, 1990 and 1994. The 1998 ‘Presidents Cup’ saw Norman and Tiger Woods play an exciting match, with Tiger Woods finally winning with 1-up at Australia’s ‘Royal Melbourne Golf Club’.
Though the match hardly effected the final result that saw the ‘International Team’ win over the ‘U.S. Team’, the golf enthusiasts saw a one-on-one match between the former and current number one players of the world. Till date it remains the sole win of the ‘International Team’ in ‘President Cup’ matches.
His remarkable performance in the ‘Skins Game’ in 2001 saw him defeating Tiger Woods, Jesper Parnevik and Colin Montgomerie. He also received the entire prize money of one million dollars. In 2006 he published his autobiography, ‘The Way of the Shark’.
He remained a co-commentator with Joe Buck for the ‘Fox Sports’ coverage of the ‘USGA’ championships that began in 2015.
He is a successful entrepreneur with his multi-national corporation ‘Great White Shark Enterprise’s’ diversified business having offices in Sydney and Florida. His company ‘Greg Norman Golf Course Design’, founded in 1987 is considered one of the leading international golf course designers and architects.
His other business endeavours under the umbrella of ‘Great White Shark Enterprises’ include ‘Southern Cross Developments International’, ‘Medallist Developments’, ‘GSH Investments’, ‘Greg Norman Estates (wineries), ‘Turf Company’ and ‘Greg Norman Australian Prime’ among others.
He married American flight attendant Laura Andrassy on July 1, 1981, but the couple later divorced, which was settled in November 2009. Their two children are Gregory and Morgan Leigh.
On June 28, 2008, he married American tennis player Chris Evert, but filed for a divorce on December 8, 2009. He then married Kirsten Kutner, an interior decorator on November 6, 2010.
As of November 2020, Greg Norman has an estimated net worth of $340 million. He makes most of his income with his career as a professional golfer and entrepreneur.
Right from the age of 15, he became familiar with this sport by playing games of golf. Moreover, he started competing on the American PGA Tour full-time during the year 1983 and has won the Kemper and Canadian Opens in next year.
His wins highlight two British Open championships, and also he got ranked as No. 1 player all over the world for 331 weeks during the ’80s and ’90s.