Poisoning forces Norman out of PGA

Greg Norman has withdrawn from the Australian PGA Championship sighting illness.

Norman teed off on the 10th hole at the Palmer Coolum Resort and posted bogeys on the 10th and 11th before withdrawing due to food poisoning.

Greg Norman Greg Norman (Credit: Anthony Powter)

His group of Stuart Appleby and Jake Higginbottom will now continue the round as a two ball.

Norman spent 331 weeks as the world’s number one ranked golfer in the 1980s and 1990s. He has won over 85 international tournaments in his career, including two majors: The Open Championship in 1986 and 1993.

His withdrawal is a blow for the Australian PGA in a event that so far has experienced challenges with the venue’s owner regarding excessive signage painted on the fairways, which ultimately sees this being the last time the tournament is played at Coolum.