Greg Norman: The Shark’s Take on the Tour’s Young Players

February 28, 2015 2:53 AM

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Greg Norman: The Shark’s Take on the Tour’s Young Players

Greg Norman is as ambitious now as when he held down the world No. 1 spot for 331 weeks in the 1980s and ‘90s. His focus has shifted, of course. Now it’s mostly about his businesses: apparel, wine, beef, restaurants, course design, turf grass, real estate. Over lunch Tuesday in Midtown Manhattan, he talked about his legacy. “In 200 years, I want people to look back and say, ‘You know, that guy behind the shark logo, I think he might have been a golfer.’”

The primary link that Norman sees between golf and business is probably not what you imagine. He’s not prone to making trite golf analogies, such as how in business you have to play the ball as it lies, or how golf taught him to deal with setbacks. The link is about the limelight. If you want to exc...

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