Greg Norman honoured at The Memorial; talks Australian golf and playing with Nicklaus

Greg Norman speaks about his first time playing with Jack Nicklaus at The Memorial and the state of Australian golf.

Every year at The Memorial Tournament, a person who has contributed to the game of golf is honoured, living or dead. Jack Nicklaus, as host of the golf tournament came up with the idea to celebrate the achievements of some of the game’s greatest individuals.

Past honourees include Nick Faldo, Gary Player, Annika Sorenstam, Tom Watson, Walter Hagen and Peter Thomson and this year they are honouring four more golfers including Greg Norman.

Norman will be honoured this week along with three posthumous honorees Tony Lema, Ken Venturi & Harvie Ward, and the 62-year-old, two-time major winner has taken time out from his ab-crunching routine to be in attendance in Ohio.

Norman chatted to the press ahead of the tournament this week (which features 12 Australians by the way) and spoke about the current state of Australian golf, and about the first time he played with Nicklaus at The Memorial.

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