Former US Open winner Graeme McDowell’s golf season could be over after a hotel door slammed on his hand, leaving him with painful bruising.

The champion golfer from Portrush, in Northern Ireland, played his round at the WGC-HSBC Champions, in Shenzhen, China, despite his injury. The AFP reported that he looked in pain during his round of 75, which left him tied for 56th.

Conor Ridge, McDowell’s manager, said the golf pro got his right hand caught in a door just before leaving the hotel.

"He got it treated this morning. It was obviously quite sore because he said it feels like it's broken," said Ridge.

"They've confirmed since that it's not broken, it's just bruised.

"He did it this morning before he left the hotel room, literally when he was on his way down here so we're going to see what it's like in the morning.

"He's not going to want to miss any of them (his last events). He's looking forward to going to Australia, he hasn't played there for a long time,” Ridge added.

He has three events left on this year's schedule: the World Tour Championship in Dubai, the Australian Masters and the World Challenge in California.

Ridge added “He's certainly not winding down. He won't want to miss the last two rounds here either, let's be honest. Hopefully he's OK but knowing him he'd have to be pretty bad not to play."


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