Norman back in Australian Open

Updated: 25 February 2007 10:40 IST

Former world number one and five-time Australian Open winner Greg Norman will play in his first national championship since 2000 at Royal Sydney.

Norman back in Australian Open

Sydney:

Former world number one and five-time Australian Open champ Greg Norman will play his first national championship since 2000 at Royal Sydney. Norman finished tied for fifth behind Aaron Baddeley six-years ago at Kingston Heath in Melbourne, the last time he played in the Australian Open. 51-year-old Norman won the first of his five Australian Open titles in 1980 and added other wins in 1985, 1987, 1995 and 1996. His 86 career wins worldwide include British Open victories in 1986 and 1993 and 20 US PGA tour wins. The last coming in 1997 at the NEC World Series of Golf. Norman's last competitive appearance in Australia was in 2004 when he finished tied for 68th in the Heineken Classic at Royal Melbourne. And tied for 17th in the Australian PGA Championship at Coolum, Queensland. Affected by injuries in the past several years, Norman finished third last year in the senior British Open and fourth in the U.S. Senior Open. (AP)

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