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Norman passes on PGA Championship

Posted on: July 28, 2008 2:05 pm
 

Three weeks in succession for a part-time player turned out to be plenty. The honeymoon had to end sometime.

Greg Norman, riding higher than at any point this decade, has declined to play in next week’s PGA Championship at Oakland Hills outside Detroit.

A PGA of America spokesperson confirmed Monday that Norman, after remaining undecided for several days regarding the bid, has elected to pass on the special invitation extended by the organization.

With seven holes to play, the resurgent 53-year-old was tied for the lead at the British Open at Royal Birkdale and finished tied for third, then rallied to a tie for fifth on Sunday at the Senior British Open at Royal Troon.

Norman is set to play this week at the U.S. Senior Open in Colorado. Next week’s PGA would have made four weeks in a row for a player who had not made a cut in three previous starts on the regular PGA Tour this year prior to his Birkdale breakout, which conjured images of his golfing prime, when he was ranked the No. 1 player in golf.

Category: Golf
Comments

Since: Jul 31, 2008
Posted on: July 31, 2008 9:49 am
 

Norman passes on PGA Championship

I'm sorry but I'm new to this.  My F**k  you comment was not directed to Greg Norman but to theedge14.



Since: Jul 31, 2008
Posted on: July 31, 2008 9:37 am
 

Norman passes on PGA Championship

F**k  you



Since: Mar 19, 2008
Posted on: July 31, 2008 3:30 am
 

Norman passes on PGA Championship

I for one would like to see him win in the US Senior Open but after two grueling weeks, the altitude of Colorado will probably do him in! I really enjoyed watching him the The Open and look forward to watching him at least one more time in his career! HIs wine is great as well!!


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Since: Nov 7, 2006
Posted on: July 30, 2008 12:02 am
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Since: Jun 23, 2008
Posted on: July 29, 2008 4:25 pm
 

Norman passes on PGA Championship

  Thank God. I'm tired of hearing about the old fart/choke artist.



Since: Nov 12, 2007
Posted on: July 28, 2008 8:00 pm
 

Norman passes on PGA Championship

I just think it is interesting from a competitive stand point that Norman is choosing not to

play in the PGA championship. At his age I think he would take every opportunity to play in

any of the majors just to see how his skills would measure up. Especially since this might be

his last opportunity to play one with the younger golfers




Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: July 28, 2008 4:58 pm
 

Norman passes on PGA Championship

Without Tiger, Norman is one of the most identifiable persons in golf.  Whenever he plays its news.  When he skips a major he is eligible for it is news.  Heck, Kenny Perry skipped the British and they were calling for his impeachment.  Not sure why these guys are fussing.



Since: May 28, 2008
Posted on: July 28, 2008 4:46 pm
 

Norman passes on PGA Championship

Badger - I completely agree with you. If these people are that uninterested in this - why would they even read it? Or take time to actually start a thread about it?

It is legit news and if Norman had won the British Open, it would have arguably been the biggest golf story in years...




Since: Aug 11, 2006
Posted on: July 28, 2008 3:53 pm
 

Norman passes on PGA Championship

So. It's a piece of information. About a player who WAS eligible for the PGA. And had thought about playing. And decided not to.

Because of the high cost of webspace, I guess you're saying it should just be ignored? Not worth a couple of paragraphs? This detracted from some other important piece of news because of its presence here?

I've never really understood, in the least, people complain about finding news on a sports news website.




Since: Mar 12, 2008
Posted on: July 28, 2008 3:42 pm
 

Norman passes on PGA Championship

Gotta agree with you here.....a complete non-story for a player who is irrelevant


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