At the 1986 Masters, Norman started with the lead until he double-bogeyed the 10th hole.
After making four consecutive birdies on holes 14 to 17, Norman was tied with Jack Nicklaus going to the 18th. Open at Shinnecock Hills, Norman again led after 54 holes.
The ovation he received as he walked to the 72nd green remains one of golf’s most memorable scenes. He has been cruelly denied major tournament success perhaps more than any other player in history.
She looked stunning.” The couple will be living in Norman’s lavish oceanfront mansion on Jupiter Island, Florida; the same estate Evert briefly called home.
This meant he played in the final group for every major and had perhaps the best chance in history of winning the single season Grand Slam.
However, the only major victory Norman earned that year was in the 1986 Open Championship at Turnberry.
Norman’s first taste of golf instruction came from Jack Nicklaus’ book, Golf My Way.
Norman’s 1986 season most accurately captures his exploits and crushing defeats.