Golf - Sick Norman pulls out of Australian PGA Championship

Greg Norman has withdrawn from his home Australian PGA Championship after only two holes due to a bout of food poisoning.

The 57-year-old former world number one bogeyed the first two of his opening round at the Palmer Coolum resort in southern Queensland state before deciding he could not continue.

"He's had a bad night," Australian PGA chief Brian Thorburn said. "He tried to soldier on through the tournament but after a couple of holes it just wasn't possible for him.

"He's under medical attention at the moment."

Norman was one of the A$1.25 million tournament's main drawcards along with fellow former Open winner Darren Clarke and 2006 US Open winner Geoff Ogilvy.