Ron Sirak previews the Bob Hope Classic Humana Challenge (noon PT Golf Channel start) and talks to Greg Norman about how he got to know President Bill Clinton.
That call came in 1994 when the President asked to get together with the Shark while Clinton was on a state visit to Australia. The immediate reaction from Greg, a self-described Republican despite the fact he is not an American citizen, was to turn down the invitation.
"I didn't really feel comfortable with his political positions," Norman said. "But I asked President George H.W. Bush and he said, 'I have a piece of advice for you. Respect the office.'" Clinton and Norman played at New South Wales GC while Greg was back home for the Australian Open. The course was closed, they played as a twosome and they hit it off.
Scott McCarron visited the press room Wednesday and talked about playing with Norman and Clinton Saturday, as well as a Humana dinner at Bob Hope's house.