Greg Norman: chainsaw accident almost claims hand of golfing champion

Norman had posted pictures of himself using the tool in week before the attack

Andrew Griffin@_andrew_griffin
Sunday 14 September 2014 10:08
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Greg Norman of Australia walks under an umbrella on the 15th green during the second round of the European Masters golf tournament in the Swiss mountain resort of Crans-Montana in August 2012
Greg Norman of Australia walks under an umbrella on the 15th green during the second round of the European Masters golf tournament in the Swiss mountain resort of Crans-Montana in August 2012

Golfing great Greg Norman narrowly avoided losing one of his hands after a chainsaw accident.

The Australian golfer who was the world’s number one through much of the 1980s and 1990s is in hospital after an accident, and has posted a photograph of himself in the hospital on his Instagram.

“Working with a chainsaw ALWAYS be respectful of the unexpected,” he wrote. “I was one lucky man today. Damaged, but not down & out. Still have left hand.”

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Norman, who is 59-years-old and lives in Florida, posted a photo of himself using a chainsaw to cut back mandrakes only a week ago.

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Norman, who is known as The Great White Shark, won 91 professional tournaments during his career, including 20 US PGA tour titles and British Open Championships in 1986 and 1993.

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