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Thursday 16 August 2018

top golfer Norman survives chainsaw accident

WORLD famous golfer Greg Norman claims he is lucky to still have his left hand following a chainsaw accident at the weekend.

Known by golf fans across the world as 'The Great White Shark', Norman (59) posted a picture of himself in a hospital bed in the US following the work related incident on a social media account.

"Working with a chainsaw always be respectful of the unexpected," he wrote.

"I was one lucky man today. Damaged, but not down and out. Still have left hand."

It is not yet known what exactly happened. He is hooked up to tubes and monitors in his hospital bed. His left arm is heavily bandaged.

The Australian golfer lives in Florida in the US. He earned his nickname from his blonde hair and the shark which is native to the Australian coasts.

Last week, Norman posted a picture onto the internet of himself trimming a small tree, along with the message: "Time to trim the sea grapes today. Never ask someone to do something that you can do yourself. Love to work."

At the height of his career, Norman was the number one ranked golfer in the world. He won two major championships - the British Open in 1986 and 1993.

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