Greg Norman

Norman on Rory's Augusta destiny: "Time will tell"

Greg Norman will forever be associated with his Masters tragedy of 1996 when he led by six strokes from Nick Faldo with a round to play and was intimidated into a 78 by the relentless Englishman and eventually finished five behind. It was an implosion that was to be echoed by Rory McIlroy, albeit in different circumstances, in 2011 and a reminder that nothing is ever certain in the game.

Norman on Rory's Augusta destiny: "Time will tell"

Snails beware — Trump planning Doonbeg revolution

Less than a year after "blowing up" Doral's Blue Monster to create what a radically different challenge for world's elite in this week's WGC-Cadillac Championship, Donald Trump is considering a complete rebuild of Doonbeg that could put him on another environmental collision course.

Snails beware — Trump planning Doonbeg revolution

The Donald to buy Doonbeg?

Donald Trump's interest in Ireland is not new. In 2011, his son Donald Jnr flew to Dublin and trawled through the NAMA properties looking for a potential investment. Nothing happened. Now, according to the Irish Examiner, Trump is set to swoop in and pay €15m for Doonbeg in Co Clare, which went into receivership last month.

The Donald to buy Doonbeg?

Doonbeg comes of age

Winter is coming. But while the rest of the country battens down the hatches, a rare treat awaits in the magnificent southwest at Doonbeg in County Clare, where the golf never stops and the handsome stone of The Lodge stands sentinel against the wild Atlantic - an oasis of pure luxury in one of the most beautiful places on earth.

Doonbeg comes of age

Shark lesson for Rory et al: "Unfortunately, there's no quit"

Greg Norman knows all about life at the top - he was world No 1 for 331 weeks in his career. And while he might not have won more majors that Rory McIlroy, ending up stuck on “just” two despite his talent, he can still teach the Holywood star a thing or two.

Shark lesson for Rory et al: "Unfortunately, there's no quit"

T-Rex silenced but Clarke-asaurus showing signs of life

Jeff the dinosaur oversees proceedings at the PGA Championship at Coolum. Picture via Sydney Morniing HeraldDarren Clarke’s swing changes are plainly taking effect as he opened with a two under 70 to share 19th place behind the unheralded Daniel Popovic in the Australian PGA at the Palmer Coolum Resort.

Bourdy sparkles in Crans, Lowry and Hoey in touch

Gregory Bourdy made a hot start in damp Crans. Picture ©Getty ImagesShane Lowry and Michael Hoey were the only Irishmen to break par as Grégory Bourdy carded the joint lowest of his European Tour career to take a two-stroke lead in the Omega European Masters.

Greg Norman's guide to the Earth Course

Designed to present a challenge for even the most experienced golfer, Earth’s natural features will provide differing angles and tough perspectives from each tee. Trees and bunkers will guide the player along the course’s length, while at the same time protecting the ideal line. The meandering, occasionally daunting, water features will be an ever-present factor when lining up shots, forcing a careful drive and constant consideration of ball carry. Earth culminates with holes 15, 16, 17 and 18, described by creator Greg Norman as some of the most challenging in golf. Measuring a collective 1,702 yards, they will offer a “Golden Mile of Golf” to decide the winner of The Championship.

Majors don't make the man

Majors. They are the ultimate badge of honour in the game of professional golf, yet even if a player manages to win one, it is no guarantee that he will be more respected by his peers than a man with none.

Is Colin Montgomerie - a player with five runner up finishes in the four big ones - a lesser player than Todd Hamilton or Ben Curtis, Paul Lawrie, Mark Brooks or even Geoff Ogilvy? Will Darren Clarke or Padraig Harrington be considered inferior to 1947 Open champion Fred Daly if they finish their careers without at least one major on the mantelpiece?