Whether on the golf course or in the business world, Greg Norman fulfills his nickname – The Shark.
During his Hall of Fame golf career, the blonde-haired Australian Get 91 professional wins Including the two British Open and 20-tour PGA Championships. In the 1980s and 1990s, Norman spent 331 weeks at the top of the official world golf rankings. Presently, Norman scores wins on the board of directors and serves as CEO of a company Greg Norman CompanyHe has been involved in various fields including apparel design, real estate and golf course.
However, this weekend’s Masters tournament will represent a new venture for Norman-Lead analyst for Sirius XM broadcasts From the gentlemen. Men’s magazine He recently met “The Shark” to get his thoughts on the 2021 Masters tournament, how he overcame a dangerous bout with Covid-19 and the new supplement that boosted his performance in the gym.
Working as a Principal Analyst for Sirius XM will be a new experience for you at the 2021 Masters Tournament. Talk about how this opportunity arises and what to expect?
I have a relationship with Sirius XM and I’m doing a radio show that went very well with them. Once Sirius became the Masters’ exclusive radio, they called me to see if I was interested, due to my history. Whether I win in Augusta or not in Augusta, I have a history there from an emotional standpoint, from a playability point of view, from a standard tournament point of view; The only thing I didn’t get there was a green jacket.
But I didn’t make an immediate decision. I had to think about it as I had never turned on the radio before. I had to do my due diligence to understand what was necessary, but they asked for the honor of that. But I don’t know what to expect, to be honest with you. I’m stepping into a dark room and not knowing where to put my toe.
What do you expect from masters for this year? Which players to watch?
I’m an open book, quite frankly. There is a lot of great talent out there right now and there are a lot of interesting subplots and behind-the-scenes stories going to happen. Men who struggle with a week to go [until the Masters start]Maybe they won’t find their game as quickly as they think, it just doesn’t happen that way.
Much of it will depend on the weather. It was so cold in Augusta lately, so what will happen to the lawn? Will it stay wet? Will you play hard? You won’t know until the tournament begins, but Augusta is a completely different golf course when it plays hard and fast, compared to cold, wet and windy weather.
Talk about the mental side of playing at the Masters and how do professional golfers survive in the present?
It is just like any other golf tournament you play. You stay in the moment and don’t focus on the event you’re playing in. You just focus on your game and how you will apply your best to give yourself a chance to win the tournament. There is no difference. Every player wants to win every tournament they participate in.
Be it the Masters tournament, the players tournament or the Dell World Match Play – every player wants to win. When it comes to sprawling into the last six or nine holes they are not thinking of winning or losing masters, they are thinking how to play the next shot. And if it turns out that they win and they get the green jacket on their shoulders or they get the trophy – that’s what they trained for.
Speaking of training, I recently partnered with Novex Biotech and talked about the positive impact its supplement has on you. What batch were you looking for and did it work?
I’m not the type of person to just take a bunch of different vitamins or supplements. But I was looking for something else and started this conversation with Novex. I started taking their supplements in October / November and it helped me spend a lot of time at the gym.
When I took their Oxydrene supplement prior to my workout routine, I really felt the difference in my oxygen level and my level of performance in the gym. The recovery time between the reps was really fast. And with GF-9, I think from an overall wellness standpoint, I’ve definitely noticed that too.
I am also the best way to sleep. I used to be young for five hours, but for example, last night I slept for seven hours 46 minutes. I have a Oura Ring (sleep tracker) that I got when I started taking GF-9, just to see what happens. Amazingly, the consistency in my sleep got so much better. My REM sleep is deeper, and I’ll sometimes fall asleep within one to three minutes. So this is a testament to the day’s work and physical exhaustion, but also the fact that my body is in a good place.
The benefits of Novex supplementation were a pleasant surprise and really increased my enthusiasm for participating more in health and wellness, and as the CEO of my body.
You just mentioned that you are the CEO of your body and health. What can others learn by adopting this mindset?
You need to be aware of your body and what you are getting into, as well as getting out of it. I think a lot of people are so lazy and whatever they can find, they push it into their mouths. They do not understand the consequences of what is happening.
It’s like being the CEO of a company, your inflows should be better than your outflows. At the end of the day, you have to manage the entire process.
Late last year, your health was tested during a tough match with Covid-19 fFollowing the PNC Father Son Golf Championship in December. How was the experience?
By 2020, we all have been hearing about Covid-19. But until you really get it, you don’t realize what’s going on in the transformation because it’s different. It is a different virus than before.
For two weeks, it was just crazy. I was driving back from the Palestinian National Council on December 20 and was in a world of mischief. I didn’t know what was going on, but I knew that I was experiencing severe aches and pains in my shoulder all the way down to my L4 and L5 vertebrae, which I had never experienced before. When I got home, I began to self-isolate. By the time Christmas Day arrived, I got in my car and headed to the emergency room because I was in so much pain and just needed to know what the hell was going on.
Fortunately, I had no pre-existing conditions and it was clear that my health was one of the biggest beneficiaries for me to get over it as I did. But it wasn’t easy because you had to do it yourself, you are lonely and you just have to smile and put up with it. Every day was a different experience.
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