Wednesday 11 December 2019

Ryder Cup star Jamie Donaldson confirms return to action following chainsaw accident

Ryder Cup star Jamie Donaldson will play in next week's Singapore Open after escaping serious injury following a mishap with a chainsaw.

Donaldson, who secured the winning point as Europe defeated the United States at Gleneagles in 2014, posted a graphic photo on Twitter on Monday of the damage suffered to the little finger on his left hand while gardening last week.

Above the image, the 40-year-old wrote: ''So folks in my time off decided to have a fight with a chainsaw and lost! Oops!! C u in Dubai.''

However, Donaldson's manager, John Fay, confirmed to Press Association Sport that the Welshman had been cleared to play in Singapore by specialist Mike Hayton after having the stitches removed on Wednesday.

Donaldson, who claimed his first victory in more than a year in the Thailand Golf Championship just before Christmas, had been due to play in this week's Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, a tournament he won in 2013.

He is not the first golfer to have suffered an accident with a chainsaw, with former world number one Greg Norman suffering nerve damage to his left hand while cutting wood in September 2014.

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