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Golf Australia Express : June 2014
“I really enjoy playing in Texas. Something about the golf courses and the terrain and even the dirt, it reminds me a lot of places back in Australia,” he said. Then there was his utter dominance of the most recent Australian summer, though Norman more than trumps him on that score, having routinely won multiple titles back home each and every year. Arguably as important to Scott’s standing in Australian golf is that golf fans, almost to a man, like him. Men like him, women like him, kids like him — even his rivals effusively like him. On and off the course, the same can’t be said of Norman, despite all of his achievements. Those who know say Scott is more naturally gifted than Norman, and that he’s now turned his game into one that can crush a tournament within nine holes. So what’s missing? More majors, obviously, and Scott has plans to rectify that. “I’d much rather win the US Open and not be No.1 at all this year. That’s what it comes down to,” he said after his top ranking was announced. Scott knows the comparisons between him and Norman are inevitable, but he is embracing the challenge of becoming our greatest export rather than shying away from Norman’s imposing record. “My goal is to achieve Greg’s feats, so I’m on my way,” he said recently. “I honestly feel I can follow in Greg’s footsteps as far as his achievements.” Forget about Norman’s feats. Most of Scott’s are all his own. He’s not our best ever. But one day — maybe even sooner rather than later — he could be. OTG THOSE WHO KNOW SAY SCOTT IS MORE NATURALLY GIFTED THAN NORMAN, AND THAT HE’S NOW TURNED HIS GAME INTO ONE THAT CAN CRUSH A TOURNAMENT WITHIN NINE HOLES. the player CAREER 7/10 THE BIG MOMENTS 7/10 NICE GUY FACTOR 9/10 PULLING POWER (THE FANS) 8/10 PULLING POWER (THE LADIES) 10/10 MARKETABILITY 8/10 CAREER 9/10 THE BIG MOMENTS 6/10 NICE GUY FACTOR 6/10 PULLING POWER (THE FANS) 10/10 PULLING POWER (THE LADIES) 9/10 MARKETABILITY 10/10 How do these two dynamic Australian golfers compare on the 'OTG scale of Aussie Awesomeness'? Scott Norman VERDICT WHO WAS BETTER AT 33?