1979

HK Golfer - - Preview -

Thirty-eight years ago, a young Aus­tralian pitched up at Fan­ling and wowed the gal­leries with his un­tamed blonde hair, good looks and ag­gres­sive golf game. Greg Nor­man had only turned pro two years pre­vi­ously but played like a sea­soned vet­eran in winning the 1979 ti­tle. He would later add the 1983 Hong Kong Open to his im­pres­sive list of achieve­ments. De­spite only winning two ma­jors - the 1986 and 1993 Open Cham­pi­onships - the “Shark” is con­sid­ered a leg­end in his home coun­try, in­spir­ing tens of thou­sands of chil­dren - in­clud­ing cur­rent su­per­stars Jason Day and Adam Scott - to start play­ing the game.

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