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2 September 2010

Golfing Legend Greg Norman joins OMEGA - Title sponsor introduces its newest ambassador at the OMEGA European Masters

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When Greg Norman – golf’s legendary Great White Shark – stepped up to the first tee at the OMEGA European Masters golf tournament in Crans-Montana, Switzerland, he did so as the newest member of OMEGA’s family of brand ambassadors. OMEGA and Norman made the announcement as the event got underway at the scenic Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club on Thursday the 2nd of September.

Norman joins a roster of OMEGA ambassadors which includes fellow golfers Sergio Garcia and Michelle Wie, Olympic swimming legend Michael Phelps, actors George Clooney and Nicole Kidman, supermodel Cindy Crawford and astronaut Buzz Aldrin among others.

One of the world’s most iconic golfers

Greg Norman’s nickname recalls not only his Australian origins but the aggressive playing style that made him one of the world’s most iconic and recognizable golfers. Since turning professional, Norman has won 91 events including 20 US PGA tour titles and the British Open Championship in 1986 and 1993. Throughout the late 80s and early 90s, Norman held the number one position on golf’s world rankings for an incredible 331 weeks.

Greg Norman – equally impressive off the course

In addition to his remarkable on-course achievements, his successes in business have been equally impressive. As chairman and CEO of Great White Shark Enterprises, Norman has established an international business portfolio with interests focused around golf and the golfing lifestyle. In recognition of his accomplishments as a golfer, sportsman, businessman, author and philanthropist, Norman was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2001.

OMEGA President Urquhart: delighted that Norman is part of the OMEGA family

OMEGA president Stephen Urquhart said, “We all know that Greg Norman is a golfing legend. Furthermore, he is one of the game’s great personalities and is enormously popular both on and off the course. We are very much looking forward to this partnership.”  

Greg Norman and OMEGA: common values and similar objectives

Greg Norman is enthusiastic about working with OMEGA, saying, “From the Apollo program to the Olympic Games, OMEGA has always set the standard for precision and reliability. It is clear that we not only share common values but very similar objectives in where we want to take our respective businesses. I look forward to developing a long-term partnership with them.”

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