Tiger Woods and LIV Golf Rival Greg Norman Share Surprising Similarities

The PGA Tour’s Tiger Woods and LIV Golf’s Greg Norman are two of golf’s greatest ever players, and both were coached by the Butch Harmon during their periods of dominance
Tiger Woods and Greg Norman have one key similarity that made them dominant world No. 1 golfers, according to their former coach Butch Harmon.

Both Woods and Norman announced themselves as two of the world’s best golfers during their respective periods at the top of the world rankings. Whilst Woods’ dominance is the more well-documented, Norman too enjoyed plenty of success prior to his role as LIV Golf CEO.

There is no doubt Woods and Norman have differing views when it comes to the off-course politics between the PGA Tour and LIV setup, but when comes to competing, legendary instructor Harmon revealed they are not so different.
Having worked with both, Harmon revealed that one aspect that helped Woods and Norman reach and then stay at the top of professional golf is their work ethic. “One thing I will tell you about the best players in the world,” the 80-year-old coach told On The Road with Iona.

“I had two of them I took to No. 1 who were there for a long time. Greg Norman and Tiger Woods. They outworked everybody, they worked harder than everybody. That is because they wanted to stay there.” Now known for his work with LIV, Norman enjoyed quite the playing career before his off-course role.

The 69-year-old was golf’s ultimate global player, winning 88 times around the world. Most notably, he won 20 times whilst competing on the PGA Tour, and banked 14 titles whilst playing on the DP World Tour – then the European Tour. He had plenty of success in his native Australasia too.

In total Norman won an impressive 33 times on the PGA Tour of Australasia, all the more commendable amid his ventures into Europe and the United States. The Australian also has two major titles to his name, having won the Open Championship in 1986 and 1993.

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