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Greg Norman: I had 'spooky' premonition before chainsaw accident

As he was preparing to cut some tree limbs on Saturday, Hall of Fame golfer Greg Norman couldn't shake an eerie premonition that something would go awry. A short time later, he was being rushed to the emergency room after his chainsaw cut into his left wrist. "It was actually very, very scary,'' a recovering Norman told Matt Lauer during a phone interview on TODAY Monday."Well, not scary I suppos

As he was preparing to cut some tree limbs on Saturday, Hall of Fame golfer Greg Norman couldn't shake an eerie premonition that something would go awry. A short time later, he was being rushed to the emergency room after his chainsaw cut into his left wrist

"It was actually very, very scary,'' a recovering Norman told Matt Lauer during a phone interview on TODAY Monday.

"Well, not scary I suppose, but spooky in a way. 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. I paused, and I said, 'Nah, you know what, let's just take our time.'"

"I'm a very positive guy so I said, 'Let's just plow through this.' Lo and behold, the moral of the story is trust your premonition. If I ever have that feeling again, I'm not doing what I'm supposed to be doing." 

More from Norman on the accident: 

  • On how it occurred: "The weight of the limb was heavier than I anticipated, so as I was pointing the chainsaw away, the limb came and took my arm right down on top of the blade."

  • On escaping more serious harm: "I was very, very lucky. No. 1, the blade was slowing down. No. 2, I missed my main artery and tendon by micro-millimeters. My first call was to my wife, Kiki. I said, 'You better get a towel and a tourniquet and meet me in the backyard.''' 

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