Hallelujah! Greg Norman Will Play Golf Again, After All, Despite Chainsaw Mishap

The Shark is back.
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It’s a miracle!

Shortly after sensationally announcing that he may never play golf again following a chainsaw accident that severely injured his left hand, Greg Norman has been cleared by his doctor to swing a club.

The fact that the two-time British Open champion will play golf again comes as a relief to his many fans who have closely followed Norman's regular social media updates about his injury. Even better: there’s a date set for the Shark’s return to competition.

Norman plans to play in the pro-am rounds prior to the Franklin Templeton Shootout (otherwise known as the Shark Shootout) during the week of Dec. 8. He’ll then make his broadcasting debut alongside Joe Buck in Fox Sports’ first-ever golf telecast during the final round of the event Saturday, Dec. 13. The tournament will serve as a trial run for the new golf broadcasting crew at Fox, which signed a deal with the USGA to televise its championships from 2015 through 2026.

Norman injured his left hand while cutting tree branches at his South Florida home in September. He underwent successful surgery soon after the incident to repair nerve damage, and avoided any tendon or artery damage.

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