Oct
7
2009
Greg Norman Yaps About Scott, Mum About Evert
By Stephanie Wei under General

And then there’s the other Presidents Cup team captain, the newly sad-sacked Greg Norman, who was peppered with a couple of tough questions at the PC press conference.

First, the curious choice to pick the slumping Adam Scott (who showed signs of life last week at Turning Point):

When you look at Adam in totality, not only his playability, but his compatibility with the other players. He’s a great team member. If you ever get to see him connect with the players, like Fred says, in our team rooms, it just phenomenal.

So looking at that aspect, as well. Not saying the other guys wouldn’t have been, but if you roll the clock back 11 months with Adam, he was the No. 3 player in the world and doesn’t necessarily mean just because his golf game has gone away; it’s because of his golf game, there could have been other things going on in his life that may have taken his mind away from it.

Ah-choo…KateHudson…ah-choo! Speaking of “other things going on” in one’s life, how’s Norman holding up after his recent very public romantic flame-out? One member of the press tried to get some dirt but failed.

Well, first of all, about that, I’m not going to make any comment on that.

And then a second attempt, this time, a little softer approach.

Q. You have often spoken publicly about Chrissie’s positive influence on your game. How do you think her absence will affect your performance and going forward?

Well, I’m not going to talk about any of that personal life right now. I think from my game’s perspective and the influence that anybody has, if it’s positive, it’s always good, no question.

Wow, so Greg Norman is trying to be Adam Scott’s own Chris Evert. Adorable.

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