European Tour

OUCH! Practice takes its toll on golfer's hands

accreditation

Cape Town - Swedish golfer Alex Noren is the consummate professional on the European Tour - and it is taking its toll physically.

The 34-year-old, who has won eight times on the European Tour, is currently participating in the Abu Dhabi Championship in the United Arab Emirates.

After a practice session on Wednesday, the European Tour posted a picture of Noren’s blistered hands.

It showed the hard toil professional golfers go through in the highly competitive sport.

Sore hands aside, Noren played shot a 1-under par 71 in Thursday's opening round, for a share of 39th position.

South African golf fans will remember Noren for winning last year’s Nedbank Golf Challenge at Sun City.

All we can say is OUCH!

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24
Voting Booth
With the Springboks losing their last two matches against Australia, how concerned are you?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Very concerned! Something is not right ...
59% - 1805 votes
I'm not worried. Every team has a bad game. The Boks will bounce back.
17% - 520 votes
It's too early to tell. Let's see how they go against the All Blacks.
24% - 738 votes
Vote