I put those two equal but for different reasons." Norman now has a wife in Chrissie Evert
, the winner of 18 tennis Grand Slams, who has also experienced the vagaries of top-class sport.
He prepared by taking his new bride, Chrissie Evert
, on honeymoon to Scotland.
This time, it's the former Mrs Greg Norman - her old man is the golf pro known as the Great White Shark - who is out to shame Chrissie Evert
, the one-time Wimbledon star.
New wife Chrissie Evert
, one of tennis's greatest-ever competitors, is proving an inspiration to the man who showed little or no interest in playing golf seriously until he met her.
His concept attracted an offer of EUR450,000, and amongst its admirers were legends of the tennis world like Bjorn Borg, Jimmy Connors, John McEnroe, Chrissie Evert
and Pam Shriver.
"Do any of your four sons play tennis?" she asked Chrissie Evert
, which was the green light for her to tell us about the family back home in the good old US of A.
But confident as he is, and pushed on by ultra-competitive Chrissie Evert
, expect another good account from the Shark.
But watched by his new wife, tennis legend Chrissie Evert
, time finally caught up with the 53-year-old Australian.
She was impressive enough last year to become the first Wimbledon debutante since Chrissie Evert
in 1972 to reach the semi-finals.
And tennis legend Chrissie Evert
is as sharp as a pin.
KISS-OFF Norman with Claret Jug in 1993; These two are used to winning CHAMPION Chrissie won Wimbledon in 1974; A DAY IN THE LIFE OF No.1 GOLF WAG CHRISSIE EVERT
Part-timer Norman, who prefers playing tennis with new wife Chrissie Evert
to working on his golf, has come from nowhere.
TAKE THAT Harrington lets fly during his round yesterday PICTURES BY Bradley Ormesher; A DAY IN THE LIFE OF No.1 GOLF WAG CHRISSIE EVERT
Three weeks ago the Great White Shark married fellow sporting legend Chrissie Evert
in the Caribbean and hardly hit a golf ball before making his annual return to The Open.
FORMER Wimbledon star Chrissie Evert
has been granted a divorce from her second husband - leaving him devastated after an 18-year marriage.