Hopes in Michigan were high for the appearance of Greg Norman at the PGA Championship at Oakland Hills. It would have gone a long way to filling the hole left by Tiger Woods.
It won’t happen, though. Norman has officially said “no thanks.”
“While I truly appreciate the PGA extending me an exemption for this year’s PGA Championship, I have elected to decline in favor of adhering to the professional and personal commitments I made prior to the Open Championship at Royal Birkdale,” Norman said on his Web site, http://www.shark.com. “I wish the PGA and Oakland Hills all the very best for what I’m sure will be a great week for golf.”