30 Apr '11, 6pm

With Lee Westwood skipping the Players, will Tim Finchem continue operating

You would have thought it was a Hall of Fame luncheon to look at the talent gathered around a conference room at the 1994 Shark Shootout, at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, Calif. Greg Norman, who would spend 331 weeks as the No. 1 player in the world and later become chairman and CEO of Great White Shark Enterprises, was flanked by his lawyer and another business partner. The Australian was pitching the idea of a new world tour. A Queenslander who once dreamed of becoming a fighter pilot, Norman can be imposing, and his business acumen has rewarded him handsomely. Still, on that day he wasn't alone at the top. Nick Price, a Zimbabwean neighbor of Norman's on South Florida's Gold Coast, had won six times in '94, including two majors. As Norman took inventory of golf's superstars, he noted that many were not Americans, and he chafed at the PGA Tour mandate that its ...

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