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Norman to announce new big Australian tournament

Greg Norman will announce tomorrow he is to run a second major championship on the local tour.

The move is another indication Norman is looking to scale down his playing commitments and gain a toe-hold in Australian tournament golf.

For a purse of $1 million, it will replace the ANZ Players' Championship at Royal Queensland.

Norman, ANZ and the state government-sponsored Queensland Events Company will make a joint breakfast announcement at Royal Queensland.

The event will carry Norman's name in some form and there will no longer be any reference to "players' championship".

Norman will stage the event at Royal Queensland, where he did his traineeship under professional Charlie Earp, to honour a four-year deal between PGA Tour Australasia and the club for the players' championship.

But Norman's management company, Great White Shark Enterprises, is keen to move the event away from the course in 2001 – possibly to one of three Norman-designed courses on the Gold Coast.

It is understood the Australian Golf Union is ready to move the Australian Open to the Norman-designed Grand layout in 2001.

The new event at Royal Queensland will not be co-sanctioned by the European PGA at this stage, sources said yesterday.

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