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Greg Norman stuns sports world by announcing he’s coming out of retirement to play the British Open

Greg Norman stuns sports world by announcing he’s coming out of retirement to play the British Open – amid storm of controversy over his ties to rebel Saudi breakaway comp

  • Norman has not played a golfing major in 12 years but plans on coming back
  • That includes teeing off in the 150th edition of The British Open
  • Norman previously won The Open Championship in 1986 and 1993
  • However his motives are cloudy, given his connections to a breakaway league 

Australian golfing champion Greg Norman has signalled his intent to make a stunning return to the majors including the 150th edition of the British Open this year.

Norman is 67, has not contested a major in 12 years and would be required to qualify for St Andrews unless an exemption is made.

‘I think I can still get in,’ he said.

‘It’s the 150th. I’m a past Open champion. I love St Andrews.

‘If there’s a moment in time that I would consider going back and teeing off one last time. Maybe this is it.’

Norman’s announcement that he intends to play in the British Open aged 67 has stunned the golfing world

The announcement comes after Norman’s reputation took a major hit because of plans for a $3billion rebel breakaway golf league in Saudi Arabia. Despite a $4million first prize in the Saudi ‘Super League’ of golf, Norman has failed to attract any top talent.

There are eight tournaments planed for the Saudi Arabian-backed league but so far the only players showing interest are journeymen from the PGA Tour and the DP World Tour.

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