“I’m in the corporate world. I hear some of the stuff, that corporations get treated certain ways at the PGA Tour, and it just kills me,” Norman said. “I always taught myself, as you go up that ladder, when you start coming down, you’re going to go past the same people you squashed going up.
“That was part of my mandate within myself, treat everybody (well) going up, because you want to be treated the same coming down.”
Nobody designed this course. Nobody with a pencil and $2 million and five bulldozers. This was made by nature. It comes out of the ground. It was done with wind and rain and sun and the help of a few sheep. And so, while, for most Americans and other people, it’s not love at first sight at St. Andrews. St. Andrews’ Old Course is like a dry martini, an acquired taste, and, as such, it remains with you forever. JACK WHITAKER