Donaldson picks up chainsaw injury, misses Abu Dhabi event
Jamie Donaldson of Wales looks at his ball before putting on the 16th green during the final round of the Thailand Golf Championship at the Amata Spring Country Club, Chonburi, Thailand, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
LONDON (AP) Welsh golfer Jamie Donaldson looks set to miss this week's Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship after tangling with a chainsaw and picking up a severe finger injury.
Donaldson, who scored the decisive point as Europe defeated the United States at the 2014 Ryder Cup, posted a graphic photo on Twitter of what seemed to be a laceration to the little finger on his left hand.
Above the image, the 40-year-old wrote: ''So folks in my time off decided to have a fight with a chainsaw and lost! Oops!! C u in Dubai.''
The tournament reference appeared to be the Dubai Desert Classic, which starts Feb. 4.
Donaldson endured a lean 2015 season, finishing in the top 10 on just four occasions on the European and PGA Tours.