AUSTRALIAN golf icon Greg Norman has given an emotional tribute to the death of his pet dog Crown.

The former world No.1 took to social media to post a photo of himself with his beloved Labrador, captioned with a lament to “the best dog I ever had.”

The two-times Major champion received an outpouring of condolences on his Instagram account, after writing:

“In memory of the best dog I have ever had in my life. Crown. We were so connected. And he touched all that had the pleasure of knowing him. RIP you beautiful soul. One day I will come join you again. Until then I will miss you every second.”

Perfectly coordinated pool attire with my Grandson. #unintentional

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Happy National Dog Day to the best dog I have ever had, Crown and loving my ranch as much as I do. Thank you @gregnormanjr

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Love is a beautiful thing and this boy I love….Crown so loves the mountains.

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