Even In A Sling, Scribblers Try Twisting Norman's Arm

While Bob Harig reminds us of Greg Norman's history with the Presidents Cup (playing a 22-year-old Tiger, supporting the idea of the event), Steve Elling says that no one heard much of what Norman said today about his surprising selection of Adam Scott because he was too busy evading questions about the breakup with Chrissy.

As he promised via his publicist when the separation was announced, Norman was quick to distance himself from the marital issue, which doesn't mean it's going away anytime soon. They were, perhaps, the ultimate sports power couple -- modern-era icons in their respective sports and Hall of Famers.

"Well, first of all, about that, I'm not going to make any comment on that," Norman said.

Norman said that the 12 players on his team hadn't asked him about his disintegrating relationship nor apparently offered much in the way of condolences, either. Everybody seems to be on eggshells about it.
"We haven't even talked about it," Norman said. "We talked about my shoulder, absolutely, it's pretty hard to ignore that. But at the end of the day, somebody's private life is their private life. They respect that.

Maybe that's why he didn't pick Rory Sabbatini?

Sam Weinman offers up the Cliff's Notes version of the press conference questions--including the three different tries to get a Norman comment on Chrissy--for those of you hanging on the Shark's every word.

Lawrence Donegan wants to respect Norman's privacy, however...

but showing respect for someone's privacy doesn't preclude pointing out how hypocritical it is for celebrities to court the media when it suits their purposes only to then turn around when it doesn't suit them and say...well, see above.