Shark shock

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Fox Sports has dropped a bomb­shell by ax­ing for­mer world No 1 Greg Nor­man as its lead an­a­lyst af­ter only one year.

Ap­par­ently net­work ex­ec­u­tives were un­happy with Nor­man’s low-en­ergy and sur­pris­ingly “in­ert” ap­proach to the role; he was re­ported to talk too lit­tle rather than too much, un­like many of his fel­low sports an­a­lysts. Word is he was also un­der­pre­pared and of­ten ex­posed when it came to his knowl­edge — or lack of it — about the world’s top golfers.

One source from within the in­dus­try re­vealed: “Maybe he thought just be­ing Greg Nor­man was enough. He’s been suc­cess­ful in ev­ery­thing he’s done in busi­ness but he wasn’t good at TV. He was a team player but when the cam­eras turned on he just went silent.”

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