Norman to dust off the clubs for Humana
World Golf Hall of Famer and former world number one Greg Norman has entered to play in the Humana Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation, from January 13-19 over the Arnold Palmer Private Course at PGA WEST, the Jack Nicklaus Private Course at PGA WEST and La Quinta Country Club in Palm Springs, California.
Norman did not play any events on the PGA Tour or Champions Tour in 2013 and his commitment to play says much of his close friendship with tournament host and former President Bill Clinton.
Greg Norman (Credit: Anthony Powter)
“I played the Humana Challenge back in 2012 and I was really impressed with the new direction for the event,” Norman said. “It became very obvious that President Clinton’s leadership and vision was going to re-energise this tournament back to its once iconic state.”
“I am looking forward to coming back in 2014, and I consider it an honour to play and support President Clinton, his Foundation and the Humana Challenge.”
Added Bob Marra, the executive director and CEO of the Humana Challenge: “We’re extremely excited to have Greg Norman back in our field. His resume as one of the greatest golfers of all time speaks for itself, and we’re thrilled that we can give our fans here in the Coachella Valley a rare opportunity to see him play in person.”
Norman’s last competitive appearance was at his own event, the Franklin Tempelton Shookout in December, where he tied for 8th in partnership with Jonas Blixt.
He joins a host of fellow major champions including Keegan Bradley, Retief Goosen and Zach Johnson, local Rickie Fowler, defending champion Brian Gay and Aussies Stuart Appleby, Steve Bowditch, Greg Chalmers and John Senden as early entrants at the long-running event, known previously over the years as the Bob Hope Desert Classic.