Shark misses cut on course he designed; fellow Hall of Famer Price moves into contention

Greg Norman, Mayakoba Golf Classic
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Greg Norman shot rounds of 70-79 to miss the cut.

"It made a huge difference," he said. "I mean, I still think I've got a ways to go but I'm hitting quality golf shots now. And it's not just two or three, it's five or six shots. And I'm hitting good quality golf shots that are finishing; even when I hit a poor one, it still finishes in a position where I can save from."

Before the change, Price said he never would've been able to tame Friday's wind.

"A day like today, it was going to kill you," he said. "I hit a lot of good shot today into the wind. In fact, I actually hit better shots into the wind today than I did downwind. ... I'm probably about 75 to 80 percent of where I know I can be with my swing now but at least I'm on the way up, and you know, I'm on the improvement."

Norman hasn't made the cut on the PGA Tour since the 2005 British Open, but this was only his fourth event since then. His last time out was just a few weeks ago at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, which he only entered because his son wanted to play with him.

He didn't look rusty Thursday when he shot out to 4-under and was tied for fifth. But he didn't have another birdie that round or at all on Friday. At least he closed with two pars under the watch of his fiance, former tennis star Chris Evert. She offered a reason for his poor performance, too, saying, "He's sick as a dog, but won't admit it." Norman had said earlier in the week that he was fighting a head cold.

Norman said he's not planning to compete again any time soon. As for an annual appearance in this tournament — the PGA Tour's only visit south of the border — he said it's possible. He missed last year's inaugural event because of health reasons.

"I have to come here anyway for a dinner on Tuesday, so, why not?" he said. "We'll see what happens next year."

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