Norman: “I know how he feels!”

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Greg Norman thinks he knows what Rory McIlroy went through as his Masters dream was crushed.

Former Open Champion and long-time World No 1 Greg Norman thinks he knows what Rory McIlroy went through when his Masters dream was crushed at Augusta on Sunday.

The luckless Northern Irishman imploded on the final day and closed with an awful 8-under 80.,

“I knew exactly how he felt – I’ve experienced it,” the great Australian, who could never win a Green Jacket, told the PGA Tour website.

In 1996 Norman led by six, shot 78 and lost by five to Nick Faldo.

McIlroy went from four in front to 10 behind, suffering a terrible back nine that included a triple bogey seven at the 10th, a bogey at 11, a double bogey at the 12th and another dropped shot on 15.

“What is it with golf destiny?” he added. ” Isn’t it strange? It taps you on the back of your head and it either pushes you ahead or pushes you back.

“Who determines that? It’s crazy.”

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