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Greg Norman burst onto the golfing scene at the 1981 Masters, where he finished tied for fourth in his first start at Augusta. Norman was also given his nickname "The Great White Shark" after reporters learned that he swam with sharks as a kid.
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Norman won his first PGA Tour event at the 1984 Kemper Open at Congressional.
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During the 1986 season, Norman led all four majors heading into the final round, but he won only one, the British Open at Turnberry. Norman's '86 season was a sign of things to come -- flashes of brilliance mixed with bizarre and heartbreaking losses.
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Norman posed inside a shark's jaw during the 1986 PGA. The Shark turned his nickname into a colorful logo that would soon become recognized around the world.
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Norman fired a final-round 64 to beat Nick Faldo by two strokes at Royal St. George's and win his second British Open.
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At the 1994 Players Championship, Norman had one of his greatest performances ever, shooting 63-67-67-67 to win by four strokes over Fuzzy Zoeller.
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Two years later, Norman suffered his most crushing loss at the 1996 Masters. He went into the final round with a six-shot lead and looked poised to finally win a green jacket. But Norman collapsed with a final-round 78, while Nick Faldo fired a 67 to win.
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Norman's collapse was featured on the cover of SI with the title "Agony at Augusta."
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In 1997, Norman made headlines off the course when President Bill Clinton fell down a flight of stairs and injured his knee while staying at Norman's home.
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Norman won his last two PGA Tour events in 1997 at the St. Jude Classic (above) and the NEC World Series of Golf. Norman won a total of 20 events on the PGA Tour.
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Norman made one last run at a green jacket at the 1999 Masters. Playing in the final group with eventual winner Jose Maria Olazabal, Norman briefly took the lead on the back nine, but he couldn't hold on and finished third.
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Norman, who was No. 1 for more than six years, faced the new No. 1, Tiger Woods, at the 1998 Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne. The International team won the event, but Woods beat Norman, 1 up.
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As Norman's playing career slowed down, he focused more on his businesses. Norman has a clothing line, a wine label, restaurants and a course design business.
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Norman shocked the world at age 53 when he took a two-shot lead into the final round at the 2008 British Open at Royal Birkdale. He shot a 77 in the final round, however, and Padraig Harrington won by four shots.
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Due to his finish at the Open, Norman was exempt into the 2009 Masters, where he scored an ace during the par-3 competition.
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Norman shot rounds of 70-77 to miss the cut in his final trip to Augusta.
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Norman is also a fixture at major tennis events, often rubbing elbows with other celebrities, like at the 2009 U.S. Open, where Norman chatted with Jack Nicholson.
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Norman and Woods met again at the 2009 Presidents Cup at Harding Park in San Francisco, but this time Norman served as captain for the International team. The U.S. won 19 1/2 - 14 1/2.
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Two years after he divorced his first wife, Laura, Norman married tennis star Chris Evert in June 2008. But after a little more than a year of marriage they divorced. In November 2010, Norman married Kirsten Kutner, an interior decorator.
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Norman was brought back as captain of the International team at the 2011 Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne, but the U.S. won again, 19-15.