ABC’s Australian Story will feature the first of a two-part piece on Greg Norman Tuesday, September 3 at 8pm.
In case you missed it, you can watch the full episode here:
The story will be introduced by US Masters champion Adam Scott who Norman took under his wing many years ago. The story also features interviews with President Bill Clinton, Jack Nicklaus, Peter FitzSimons, Morgan-Leigh Norman (daughter), and Gregory Norman Junior (son) and third wife Kirsten in her first television interview.
From the description on the Australian Story website:
When Adam Scott became the first Australian ever to win the US Masters golf tournament earlier this year, he immediately paid an emotional tribute to his mentor Greg Norman.
Norman remains a world sporting icon and is considered by many to be Australia’s greatest ever golfer.
But his friend, President Bill Clinton, interviewed for Australian Story, says Greg was never universally ’embraced in a way that some great golfers are.’
Greg Norman was also a trail blazer off the course, parlaying sporting success into a multi-millionaire dollar business empire built around his moniker, The Great White Shark.
But the high visibility of his ‘living brand’ status, rebounded when he endured a very public and expensive break-up from his first wife, followed by a brief marriage to former world number one tennis player Chris Evert.
Now married again, Norman says he is finally happy and in a very good place. ‘I just don’t want any drama anymore’.
Over two parts this week and next, Australian Story examines the complex life and times of one of the country’s most successful athletes.
If you’re familiar with the way Australian Story puts together a story, you’ll know this will be worth watching.