Greg Norman was watching the US Masters this morning, obviously keen to see if one of the young Aussies can delete the memory of his past failures at Augusta National. He was reportedly texting back and forth with his son, agonising over every shot.
After Jason Day and Adam Scott put another second place finish into the annals of history for Australians at the US Masters, Norman immediately got on the phone to express his commiserations and tell them how proud he was of their golf.
“I think it was the best theatre I’ve seen,” Norman said. “And I’ve been involved in some there. It really captured my attention.”
Norman rang Geoff Ogilvy leaving a message and also managed to get hold of Adam Scott and Jason Day. As a man who can relate to finishing second at the US Masters, the call would have been well appreciated.
“I told them I was so proud of them,” he said. “I told them to keep their heads high and keep moving forward.”