Norman returns for 2010 European Masters

GREG NORMAN will be back in action this week after more than 12 months away from tournament golf because of a shoulder injury.

The 55 year old Australian golfing legend will play in the 2010 European Masters in Switzerland at the stunning Crans-Sur-Sierre course in the Swiss Alps.

Norman hasn’t played tournament golf since undergoing shoulder surgery last year and his slower than expected recovery forced him to ditch plans to make his comeback at the 2010 British Open.

The Shark last played in the European Masters five years ago.

He finished third at the Swiss Open, the predecessor to the Omega European Masters, in 1980.

Norman has been readying himself for the comeback with some lengthy practice sessions around his home on Jupiter Island, Florida, and last week played a practice round with the latest teenage US golfing sensation, 15 year old Alexis Thompson.

Other Australasians in the field include Brett Rumford, Michael Campbell, Peter O’Malley, Marcus Fraser, Andrew Dodt, Scott Strange, Danny Lee, Marcus Both, Rick Kulacz, Darren Beck, David Gleeson, Scott Hend and Adam Blyth.

British Open winner Louis Oosthuizen, recent tour winner Edoardo Molinari and Miguel Angel Jimenez are among those jockeying for the title.

Australian golf television coverage of the event begins on Fox Sports Thursday 11.30pm.

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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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