Greg Norman withdraws from 2012 Australian PGA Championship

GOLF FANS will be hugely disappointed Greg Norman has been an early causality at the 2012 Australian PGA Championship, withdrawing after just two holes because of illness.

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

His threesome that included Stuart Appleby and rookie Jake Higginbottom continued as a two ball.

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Brian is an award winning golf writer and is the founder and editor of Australian Senior Golfer. He is a former Sydney journalist who had little interest in golf till he hit his first ball at the age of 49 (and a half). Since then golf has just about overtaken his life. Brian founded ASG in April 2008 and has since covered every Australian Open, Presidents Cups, World Cups and numerous other big men’s and women’s tournaments, spending days inside the ropes with the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Tom Watson, Fred Couples, Greg Norman, Adam Scott, Jason Day, Karrie Webb, and many others. He has also played in, and reported on, numerous amateur tournaments, particularly senior and veteran events, around the country. Brian is a member of the Australian Golf Media Association and won the award for Best News Report for 2016 - 2017

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