Greg Norman gets OK to chip and putt again after chainsaw accident

Greg Norman
Greg Norman had to wear a protective cast after his accident

Two-time Open champion Greg Norman has been cleared to begin chipping and putting after his chainsaw accident.

The Australian says his recovery is going "extremely well", and he expects to regain full strength in his arm.

Norman, 59, underwent surgery after injuring himself two weeks ago while cutting tree branches at his property in Florida, missing the major artery in his left arm by less than a millimetre.

"After this traumatic ordeal, my spirits are high," he said.external-link

"I will have to wait another six weeks to take the driver out of my bag as I will need to regain the strength and endurance needed to execute full swings with maximum load.

"I want to thank my fans all around the world for your well wishes, support of encouragement and concern."