Norman pulls out of Australian Open after surgery
Greg Norman’s slower-than-expected recovery from shoulder surgery will force him to miss next month’s Australian Open, tournament officials said Thursday.
Golf Australia said Norman was advised by his doctors not to play competitive golf again this year following arthroscopic surgery in September.
The Australian Open will be at the New South Wales Golf Club in Sydney from Dec. 3-6. Golf Australia said Norman will also sit out his signature event in Florida, the Shark Shootout, in the week after the Australian Open.
Norman’s withdrawal comes a month after the announcement of the breakup of his 15-month marriage to tennis great Chris Evert.
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