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Greg Norman severely injured his left hand on Saturday in a chainsaw accident.

Never change, Shark. 

One day after severely injuring his left arm in an accident with a chainsaw, Greg Norman showed that he is not letting the incident get him down. 

In an Instagram post on Sunday morning, Norman wrote "Thank u all for your concern & good wishes. All well the morning after the accident. Here I am at the scene of the crime... w/my new fashion statement!"

 

 

On Saturday night, Norman posted a photo to Instagram, showing him lying in a hospital bed with a pink foam cast on his arm. At the time, all we knew was what he said in his caption -- that he had an accident with a chainsaw and nearly cut off his left hand. 

Related: Greg Norman almost cuts off hand in chainsaw accident

The Associated Press released a story on Sunday morning with quotes from Norman, who said he was cutting branches on some trees at his Jupiter Island, Fla., home when the weight of one of the branches caused his left hand to move toward the chainsaw blade. According to the AP, the blade hit Norman just below the wrist, where you'd wear a wristwatch -- and somehow it missed cutting his artery by a fraction of an inch.

"Thank God the blade wasn't running full speed or it would have taken my hand off," Norman was quoted as saying. "I handled everything as calmly as I could. There is no major damage. There is nerve damage, but no muscular damage. They fixed me up and here I am."

Some of the comments left on Norman's original Instagram post and on PGA.com's Facebook page wished Norman well and implored him to hire someone to do his yard work for him. Norman said that wasn't even a consideration for him. 

"When I'm on a ranch, I love to run the bulldozer, the grader, whatever. I like doing stuff. I never ask anybody to do that for me if I can do it myself," he said.

The former world No. 1 hasn't played competitively in two years and was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2007. 

September 14, 2014 - 12:08pm
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Andy Sullivan's ace on the 15th hole at the KLM Open earned him a trip to outer space.

Back your bags, Andy Sullivan. You're leaving this planet. 

Thanks to his ace on the 15th hole at the KLM Open in The Netherlands, Sullivan has won a trip to outer space.  

 

The prize was only offered on the par-3 15th. Thirteen other golfers finished with a birdie on the hole on Sunday, but only Sullivan will be taking the trip on Lynx Mark 1, courtesy of XCOR Space Expeditions. 

Related: KLM Open offers trip to space for hole-in-one

According to BBC, Sullivan plans on taking his 30-minute flight to 330,000 feet (100 kilometers) above the Earth's surface. To help give some perspective on that, NASA lists that mark as the start of outer space though it is still within the Earth's atmosphere. 

Sullivan is a 28-year-old Englishman who finished third at the KLM Open. There are no career victories listed on his European Tour profile page.

Greg Norman
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Greg Norman posted a shocking photo on Instagram late Saturday, showing him lying in a hospital bed with his left arm all bandaged up. The photo indicates that he almost severed his left hand while using a chainsaw earlier in the day.
 
"Working with a chainsaw ALWAYS be respectful of the unexpected. I was one lucky man today," he wrote. "Damaged, but not down & out. Still have left hand."
 
All the info we have on the incident at this point is contained in that social media message. I'll guess that the 59-year former world No. 1 was working on his Jupiter Island, Fla., property when the accident happened.
 
The Shark is well known as an outdoors kind of guy, and it's no surprise that he would pick up a chainsaw and do some work himself. Here's hoping the injury isn't too serious, and that he's up and around again as soon as possible.
 
UPDATE: Doug Ferguson of the Associated Press reports that Norman "was cutting back trees in his South Florida home when the weight of a branch pulled his left hand toward the chain saw. He said the blade hit him just below where a person would be wearing a wrist watch. He said doctors told him it missed his artery by a fraction of an inch."
 
"Thank God the blade wasn't running full speed or it would have taken my hand off," Norman said. "I handled everything as calmly as I could. There is no major damage. There is nerve damage, but no muscular damage. They fixed me up and here I am."
 
Mason Nome
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Mason Nome "has dreamed since he was little about someday playing golf for the University of Texas," his father, Craig Nome, said.
Every so often, we see a story in which an ambitious young athlete pledges his allegiance to a college program years before he's eligible to actually do so. Just last month, Little League star Mo'ne Davis of Philadelphia expressed her desire to play college basketball at UConn, even though she's just entered the eighth grade.
 
It's happened again, this time in golf. Just the other day, 13-year-old Mason Nome of Houston announced his intention to play at the University of Texas after he graduates from the Kinkaid School in 2019.
 
"He has dreamed since he was little about someday playing golf for the University of Texas," his father, Craig Nome, told Golfweek, "and he cannot wait to be part of the future of Texas golf."
 
A lot of times, these youthful dreams fade in the light of reality. Nome, however, just might become an integral part of the Longhorns program – which enters this season ranked No. 1 – down the road. 
 
 
The eighth-grader is the second-ranked player in Golfweek's Class of 2019, and has assembled an impressive record in junior events over the past couple of seasons. He won the 11-12 age group at the 2013 Callaway Junior World Championships in San Diego, then tied for 36th in the 13-14 division this July – in his first start since breaking his arm in May.
 
He's got a lot to live up to in his high school career, though. Recent Longhorn product Jordan Spieth – who will make his Ryder Cup in a few days – was one of the best nation's high school players since Tiger Woods. 
 
And the current Longhorns roster includes sophomore Beau Hossler, who led the 2012 U.S. Open before falling into a tie for 29th as a high-schooler, and who just this week helped the U.S. Team win the World Amateur Team Championship in Japan; freshman Scottie Scheffler, a three-time Texas state high school champion who tied for the 22nd in the HP Byron Nelson Championship last summer; and Taylor Funk, a 2013 Florida state high school champion who is also the son of PGA Tour and Champions Tour player Fred Funk.
 
If Nome makes it to Austin, he won't be the first Kinkaid School product to do so. Andrew Priest, a 2014 Kinkaid graduate, is a freshman on the Longhorn squad this fall. And Nome's teammate Cole Hammer, who's a year older, gave a verbal commitment to the Horns last year.
 
The No. 1-ranked Longhorns, coincidentally, are opening their 2014-15 campaign this weekend at the Fighting Illini Invitational at Olympia Fields in Chicago.
 
September 13, 2014 - 4:48pm
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Adam Scott
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Adam Scott doesn't let a sprinkler head interfere with his concentration Saturday at East Lake.

I don't know what it is with Adam Scott and sprinkler heads, but he's had his share of odd run-ins with them this year.

On Saturday during the third round of the Tour Championship, Scott's ball wound up on the edge of one circling the green at East Lake's No. 14 hole. And here's what happened next:

 

 

That's a pretty impressive birdie, considering the situation.

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Scott wasn't as fortunate at the PGA Championship last month. His approach shot on the sixth hole at Valhalla seemed to be heading directly for the flag when it caught a sprinkler head and ricocheted left. Scott wound up making bogey on the hole.

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September 13, 2014 - 12:15pm
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Danielle Kang
Aiguille du Midi Mountain is in the French Alps, and tops out at an elevation of 12,605 feet.

Recently, we've come across some photos of recreational golfers teeing it up from some crazy places. This time, we've got ones from professional golfers. 

Danielle Kang, a member of the LPGA Tour, and Cheyenne Woods, niece of Tiger Woods who is currently on the Ladies European Tour, missed the cut at this week's Evian Championship in Evian-les-Bains, France, but that doesn't mean their weekend of golf was done. On Saturday, they ventured to the top of Aiguille du Midi Mountain for some breathtaking photos. 

 

Related: Golfer hits shot from above the abyss in Norway

If they did hit a ball (we can't be sure based on the photos), how far would they hit it? Math textbook question aside, Aiguille du Midi Mountain, located in the Franch Alps, tops out at an elevation of 12,605 feet. According to her LPGA Tour bio page, Kang has an average driving distance of 254.5 yards and Woods' Ladies European Tour bio page says her average is 243.3 yards. Add in what looks like a less-than-favorable lie and the thin air and it gets way too complicated for me. Let's just call it far. 

You have to give them credit for not beeing too bundled up. According to a follow-up Instagram post by Kang, it was minus 2 degrees Celsius (28 degrees Fahrenheit) at the top of Aiguille du Midi Mountain.

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While their performances at the Evian Championship may not be memorable, it sure looks like their trip to France will be.