Monday, September 15, 2014

Greg Norman had a feeling he shouldn’t have been handling a chainsaw on Saturday.

That’s what the Hall of Fame golfer told the TODAY Show’s Matt Lauer during a phone interview on Monday.

“I was putting my chainsaw in the back of my cart to go down there and do it, and this feeling came over me and I said, something bad is going to happen,” Norman said. “I paused, and I said, 'Nah, you know what, let's just take our time.'"

Norman nearly severed his left hand while cutting tree limbs at his South Florida home this weekend. He says he was extremely lucky, narrowly missing a main artery and tendon. He is doing well after spending a day recovering in hospital, now sporting a nifty foam support for his left arm.

“The moral of the story is trust your premonition,” Norman said. “If I ever have that feeling again, I'm not doing what I'm supposed to be doing."

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