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Greg Norman injures hand with chainsaw

Greg Norman injures hand with chainsaw

HOBE SOUND, Fla., Sept. 14 (UPI) --Greg Norman got into a tussle with a chainsaw that even a great white shark couldn't handle and ended up with what appears to be a pretty serious injury.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 10, 2014.
By United Press International
Zach Johnson to seventh in world golf ranking

Zach Johnson to seventh in world golf ranking

VIRGINIA WATER, England, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Zach Johnson's win at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions lifts him two spots to No. 7 in the men's world golf rankings.

Perry, O'Hair tie for lead at Franklin Templeton Shootout

NAPLES, Fla., Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Defending champions Kenny Perry and Sean O'Hair teamed to fire an 8-under 64 Friday and seize a share of the lead at the Franklin Templeton Shootout.
Stenson now fourth in world golf rankings

Stenson now fourth in world golf rankings

VIRGINIA WATER, England, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Henrik Stenson won the FedEx Cup, $11.4 million and moved to No. 4 in the men's world golf rankings by winning the Tour Championship.
Tiger Woods, ranked No. 1, nears PGA title record

Tiger Woods, ranked No. 1, nears PGA title record

VIRGINIA WATER, England, May 13 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods solidified his spot at the top of the men's world golf rankings with a win at the Players Championship.

Unlikely leader at Players Championship

PONTE VERDE BEACH, Fla., May 9 (UPI) -- Roberto Castro became the surprise leader in record-equaling fashion Thursday and Tiger Woods joined Rory McIlroy near the top at The Players Championship.

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Tiger Woods officially tops golf rankings

Tiger Woods officially tops golf rankings

VIRGINIA WATER, England, March 26 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods has officially returned to the No. 1 spot in the men's world golf rankings.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, March 14, 2013.
By United Press International

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Woods tightens race for No. 1 in golf

VIRGINIA WATER, England, March 11 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods pulls closer to Rory McIlroy this week in the battle for the No. 1 spot in the world golf rankings.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013.
By United Press International

Love, Snedeker team to lead in Shootout

NAPLES, Fla., Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Davis Love III and Brandt Snedeker put together a 10-under 62 Friday to seize a two-shot lead after one round of the Franklin Templeton Shootout.
Donald tops golf list for 10th week

Donald tops golf list for 10th week

VIRGINIA WATER, England, July 30 (UPI) -- Luke Donald keeps the No. 1 spot in the men's world golf rankings, updated Monday, for a 10th consecutive week.
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MIA2000030504- 03 MARCH 2000-MIAMI, FL, USA: Greg Norman (L) congtruaulates his partner Ernie Els after completing the final round of the Doral Ryder Open Golf tournament March 5. UPi rw/Susan Knowles.
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Gregory John Norman AO (born 10 February 1955) is an Australian professional golfer and entrepreneur who spent 331 weeks as the world's Number 1 ranked golfer in the 1980s and 1990s. He is nicknamed The Great White Shark or sometimes simply The Shark – a reference to Norman's blond hair, size and aggressive golf style and the shark inhabiting Australian waters.

Norman was born in Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia to Merv and Toini Norman. His mother was the daughter of a Finnish carpenter, and his father an electrical engineer. As a youth, he played rugby and cricket and was a keen surfer. His mother was a fine golfer with a single-figure handicap. Norman began playing golf at 16 and within a year was playing to a scratch handicap. Norman attended Townsville Grammar School in Townsville, Queensland (enrolled 1964) then moved onto Aspley State High School on the north side of Brisbane. At the age of 20, Norman served as assistant professional under Billy McWilliam OAM at Beverley Park Golf Club in Sydney, New South Wales.

His professional career began as Charlie Earp's trainee in the Royal Queensland Golf Club pro shop, earning $A38 a week. In 1976, Norman turned pro and that year earned his first victory at the West Lakes Classic at The Grange in Adelaide, South Australia. He joined the European Tour in 1977 and in 1982 he was the tour's leading money winner. He won his first Australian Open in 1980, his first of 5 wins. The following year, he joined the U.S. PGA Tour. In 1984 Norman won his maiden PGA Tour victory at the Kemper Open. Norman first came to worldwide prominence a week later at the 1984 U.S. Open. Norman holed a dramatic putt on the 72nd hole to force a playoff with former Masters champion Fuzzy Zoeller. The next day's playoff was a blowout, with Zoeller beating Norman 67–75. This was the first of what would be numerous narrow defeats, unlucky breaks and unfortunate collapses throughout his career. He was able to put the defeat behind him and win the Canadian Open in July for his second win to finish off a great year.

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