Norman sheds a tear over Scott’s Masters win
No one has endured more pain at Augusta National than Greg Norman.
Yet The Great White Shark has revealed he shed tears of joy when fellow Aussie Adam Scott won this year’s US Masters in a sudden-death playoff with Angel Cabrera.
Greg Norman (Credit: Anthony Powter)
The agony of coming so close so many times in the major championship was temporarily forgotten as fellow Queenslander Scott holed some unbelievable pressure putts to secure the title.
Scott even thanked Norman for his support and guidance on his path to becoming the first Australian to win the Masters.
Norman’s third wife Kirsten last week admitted the Shark had become quite emotional as he witnessed Scott’s roller-coaster ride to victory.
“He just basically fell to the floor when he won. He was in tears. He was just so excited,” said Kirsten.
Norman also explained the delight he felt watching three Australians, Scott, Jason Day and Marc Leishman all challenge for the Masters title on that stunning final day at Augusta.
“I said to myself, ‘boy, wouldn’t this be ironic’,” Norman said.
“Australia never having won the Masters before and there is a possibility of three Aussies being in a play-off to win the first green jacket.
“I’m thinking ‘wow, how cool is that’,” he told ABC television’s Australian Story program.
“So I was very into it right, and very emotionally tied up . . . and I also felt for Jason.”
Norman did admit there was a tear in the eye when Scott paid tribute to his old friend.
“It shows a lot about Adam’s integrity that in his moment of glory he can take a step back and acknowledge who really paved the way for him to be there.”
“It was such a special moment.”