31 Aug '12, 5am

Major clock-up: Rival sponsor prevents Norman from attending wild-card announcement

Major clock-up: Rival sponsor prevents Norman from attending wild-card announcement

RAGING Greg Norman was ready to take a Great White Shark bite out of organisers after being denied entry to Monday’s Ryder Cup wildcard announcement. Norman was at Gleneagles to host a Johnnie Walker sponsored clinic before making his way to Switzerland and this week’s Omega European Masters. But with rain lashing down, he was confined to the hotel at about the same time his friend and colleague Jose Maria Olazabal was due to confirm Ian Poulter and Nicolas Colsaerts as his two Medinah picks. However, Norman is employed as an ambassador for Omega where Swiss watch rival Rolex is one of five main sponsors, including Johnnie Walker, of the European Ryder Cup Team. And he was told in no uncertain terms his presence was not welcome at the announcement. It’s the second time the double Open Champion says he’s been snubbed by Rolex after the Australian was told he couldn’t play t...

Full article: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/sport/golf/greg-norman-snubb...

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