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Greg Norman Could Make Stunning Return: Golf World Reacts

Greg Norman on the golf course.

NAPLES, FLORIDA - DECEMBER 12: Greg Norman looks on after during the final round of the QBE Shootout at Tiburon Golf Club on December 12, 2021 in Naples, Florida. (Photo by Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images)

Greg Norman could reportedly "stun" the golf world later this summer.

The legendary golfer, now 67, has not played professionally in 10 years. However, he's reportedly considering a shocking return this summer.

Sky Sports is reporting that Norman is considering a return for The Open in July.

From the report:

The 67-year-old, who won The Open in 1986 and 1993, last played professionally 10 years ago but is setting his sights on appearing at the 150th Open when it begins on July 10.

The Australian no longer qualifies for automatic entry as a former champion and, as a result, would have to earn his spot through qualifying unless he is granted an exemption by organisers.


"One of my favourite golfers back in the day but this is another place potentially taken by a player with no chance of winning. Time to ditch this rule that allows ex champions to play until they’re 65. They should get a 10 year exemption and that should be it," one fan tweeted.

"He’s 67. It isn’t happening," another fan added.

"He probably thinks that’s an attempt to “grow the game”. If I was the PGA Tour, USGA, or RNA I wouldn’t let this man with 100 yards of their professional tournaments. He’s there to recruit and ruin the game of golf. IMO," another fan wrote on Twitter.

Norman has been leading the new Saudi League, hoping to pull major players from the PGA Tour.