Golfer GREG NORMAN: Just Shy of the Top

Golfer GREG NORMAN is awesome with a driver and has pocketed as much as $1.3 million in a single year, yet he sometimes seems fated to be the game's perennial runner-up

Unless things change, Greg Norman may enter the record books as the unluckiest golfer in modern history. Only twice have golfers chipped in from off the green on the final hole to win major tournaments. Both times, at the 1986 P.G.A. Championship and the 1987 Masters, Norman was the victim. He has placed second in two other majors, losing the 1986 Masters to Jack Nicklaus because of a wild 4-iron on the very last hole. Despite Olympian skills and what Nicklaus calls "virtually unlimited potential," Greg Norman has only one major-tournament victory under his belt; the Golden Bear, Nicklaus, has tucked...

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