Thursday 27 July 2017

Donaldson injured in chainsaw incident

Jamie Donaldson's finger
Jamie Donaldson's finger
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

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.

"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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