Return to the Golf Today Home Page All the latest golf news Coverage of all the worlds major tours For all your golfing needs Golf Course Directory Out on the course Golf related travel Whats going on, message board, links and more!
 
Worldwide Feature Articles
 
In association with Genuity International
For Genuity information click here
PGA: Stephen Ames coasts to six shot win
PGA: Tiger Woods ends difficult week with 75
Euro: Van de Velde ends 13 year victory wait
Stephen Ames vaults to World No. 27
Boost for the Philippine Open
Tiger Woods misses practice to be with father
Network News
Amateur:Hole in One Golf Society

Go-Golf:XtravagaNZa New Zealand

Industry:Portable Driving Range Covers
Golfpro:Swing Speed Meter
Ecology:Interview with STRI
Genuity sponsor European Tour player
Warren Bennett

Greg Norman loses PGA Tour card

Greg Norman has forfeited his full U.S. Tour membership to concentrate more on his business ventures, including his course-building operations.
The 45-year-old Queenslander could have kept his card going but he will not be fulfilling his mandatory 12 events in America, having called a halt after 11.

But Norman is not retiring and can play as many times as he likes on the European Tour as an honorary member.

However, under the U.S. Tour's current ruling he is only allowed five tour events, four majors and the Players Championship in the spring.

As he is not qualified for the three American majors, it means next year he could play as few as six events in the U.S.

Norman's spokesman John Story said on Saturday: "If Greg had felt like it was a must to keep his membership he would have played last week, this week and next week.

"However, he's not going to retire. He can still play golf and he will."

A worrying shoulder injury had inhibited the Australian's swing and it needed surgery three years ago, since when he has hardly been a force.

Winner of 14 European titles and 70 worldwide, Norman's last success in Europe was the 1994 Johnnie Walker Asian Classic. He last won in the U.S. in 1997.


Email this page to a friend | Return to top of page


Genuity International, sponsors Golf Today