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Donaldson injured in chainsaw incident

Published 19/01/2016 | 02:30

Jamie Donaldson's finger
Jamie Donaldson's finger

British golfer Jamie Donaldson, who won the point that secured the 2014 Ryder Cup for Europe, faces a couple of weeks out of the sport after cutting his hand in an accident involving a chainsaw.

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"So folks, in my time off decided to have a fight with a chainsaw and lost," Donaldson said on Twitter yesterday alongside a photograph of his wound, which needed stitches.

The 40-year-old Welshman plans to return to the Tour on February 4 for the Dubai Desert Classic, when he will continue his bid to book a place in Europe's 12-man team for this year's Ryder Cup against the United States at Hazeltine, Minnesota.

Donaldson, a three-time European Tour winner, is currently 29th in the Cup standings.

Australian Greg Norman, the former world No 1 and twice British Open champion, nearly lost a hand in 2014 after an accident sustained while cutting trees with a chainsaw.

Irish Independent

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