The Shark

Going back to 1988 when Greg Norman (back then he was nicknamed Shark because of his blonde hair and that he attacked the game of golf) claimed the inaugural Daikyo Palm Meadows Cup, defeating Tateo Ozaki of Japan, with a 16-under-par 272 total. The tournament was played in near-cyclonic conditions on Queensland’s Gold Coast. Norman fired a final round 2-under-par 70 for a one-shot victory – his 46th professional tournament title – in the $500,000 Cup. He earned a check for $90,000 and a bonus prize of a new vehicle. The match was suspended for 15 minutes during the final round as the leaders were on the 15th hole, however players, fed up with the inclement weather, decided to forge ahead. In the interest of safety, they did wait for a quick thunderstorm and accompanying lightning to pass. Queensland, Gold Coast.