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Norman readies for Senior Players Championship

 Greg Norman tees off on the seventh hole during a pro-am event at the Fox Chapel Country Club in Fox Chapel, Pa., Wednesday, June 27, 2012. When Norm...

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Greg Norman tees off on the seventh hole during a pro-am event at the Fox Chapel Country Club in Fox Chapel, Pa., Wednesday, June 27, 2012. When Norm...

Back when Greg Norman was the top-ranked golfer in the world, he'd practice by playing a transposed, almost-torturous version of "best ball."
"I'd play two golf balls, and you always had to hit the worst shot," Norman said on Wednesday after a playing in the pro-am for the Senior Players Championship. "So if you hit a great drive, you had to hit the next drive great, too."
That was when Norman's golf game was a priority in his life. Nowadays, with a burgeoning portfolio of business interests, the 57-year-old isn't nearly as maniacal about his swing.
"The best score I remember playing ('worst ball') was 72. So, it really makes you concentrate," Norman said in his familiar Australian accent.
"Now ... I'm not worried about that anymore."
Secure with his legacy and a realist enough to know his best golf is behind him, Norman plays tournaments sparingly these days. He will make his first start on the Champions Tour in almost three years on Thursday at the Fox Chapel Golf Club.