Norman doesn't know if he'll play golf again


Former world No. 1 and two-time major champion Greg Norman honestly isn't sure if he'll be able to play golf again.

It's been roughly a month since the 59-year-old nearly severed his left hand in a chainsaw accident. Golf Channel insider Tim Rosaforte reported at the time that Norman underwent surgery to repair nerve damage and that he had not sustained damage to any arteries or tendons. Norman posted these photos of himself both in the hospital and back at home, with his hand in a large, pink protective casing.

The question now: What about golf?

“Well we don’t know yet, we don’t know,” Norman said on Fox Business Network on Thursday (via Devil Ball Golf). “I had my first swing in the gym the other day, not hitting a golf ball but just swinging a light weighted golf club and it definitely feels different. I mean I have to build up a lot of the muscle that was torn away here. Chainsaw does a good job, when you chainsaw a log you see all those chips come out, a little bit of flesh in there too.”

According to Devil Ball's writeup, Norman had actually scaled back his number of rounds quite a bit even before the accident, "teeing it up just five or six times in 2014, by his estimation."

Rather than play, Norman appears too busy designing golf courses and furthering his wine operation.

“I love being a living brand,” he said. “I love growing it, I love seeing opportunities out there, and the global market place is just extraordinary right now.”