Wasting no time to secure the loyalty of The Villages demo, Fox's David Hill has offered the Great White Shark the U.S. Open lead analyst position for its U.S. Open broadcast team, Norman confirms via email to Tim Rosaforte.
"David Hill has reached out to me, we have spoken and yes, they have offered me the job," Norman confirmed in an email sent from his home in Florida. "I am flattered to have been asked and I look forward to having discussions with my good friend (Hill) in the very near future."
In the U.S. Open, Norman recorded five top 10's including two second-place finishes.
Norman will be 60 when the Fox Sports U.S. Open contract begins in 2015.
ESPN recently highlighted issues with his Shark Shootout's charitable giving. Or lack of such giving.
He is a consultant to Team China's 2016 Olympic hopefuls, and recently removed a Great White Shark mounted to a Medalist Club wall in a spat with the club over changes to his design work. And Tiger's a huge fan.
He has been a passionate advocate for rolling back the Overall Distance Standard in golf, something the USGA has resisted.
"I would rule the golf ball back to 1996 specifications, number one," he declared. "It's a crying shame that so many of the world's great courses have been lengthened by 400-500 yards for one week a year. The cost of that is just ridiculous, especially when you multiply it 30 or 40 times. That money could be better spent elsewhere. Golf is too expensive, and getting more expensive.