LIV Golf's Greg Norman had the most understated reaction to almost making an ace

LIV Golf boss Greg Norman was filmed almost making an ace with a set of rental clubs at Royal Melbourne. 

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Mon, 17 Apr 2023
LIV Golf's Greg Norman had the most understated reaction to almost making an ace

It's a big week for LIV Golf and Greg Norman

Norman, 68, will be heading to The Grange Golf Club in Adelaide as the breakaway tour makes its Australian debut. 

Cameron Smith will be headlining the event with his all-Australian Ripper GC side. We are told that thousands will be in attendance. 

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There's also a dedicated 'party hole' not too dissimilar to No. 16 at TPC Scottsdale. 

Norman's playing days are long behind him, but The Shark showed he's still got it. He recently played Royal Melbourne and almost had an ace. 

In fact, once Norman's tee shot landed on the green his golf ball hit the pin and lipped out on the fifth hole on the West course. 

Norman reportedly used a pair of rental clubs. Given his net worth, you'd expect Norman to have his own bats!

There is footage, which you can watch here:

What else is happening with Norman?

Norman is never too far away from the action. He wasn't at The Masters because Augusta National wanted the attention to be on golf and not the warring tours. 

Augusta National chairman Fred Ridley explained his reasoning, adding that Norman had only attended three out of the last 10 Masters. 

Norman revealed he hatched a plan to have all 18 'rebel' players who teed it up at Augusta storm the final green should a LIV Golf player win the green jacket. 

That very nearly came to fruition as Brooks Koepka, Phil Mickelson and Patrick Reed repped the rival tour well at the first major of the year. 

After The Masters, Norman launched another blistering attack on the PGA, accusing the tour of 'rap*** and pillaging every 12 years' in a dig at the Presidents Cup. 

Norman said there were plans to bring more LIV Golf events to Australia, which will be welcome news to Jed Morgan, who complained it was 'frustrating' there aren't more events in their schedule. 

His comments contrasted with those who have joined LIV, explaining that they wanted to play less golf. 

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