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Raitt says bite cost him chance at Ryder Cup

Updated: December 3, 2002, 2:43 AM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- A journeyman pro golfer whose finger was bitten by a dog has filed a $1.5 million lawsuit, contending the injury seven years ago ruined what would have been a world-class career.

Andrew Raitt told a High Court judge Monday the little finger of his left hand was two-tenths of an inch shorter and lacked sensation after the bite by an Alsatian at St. George's Hill Golf Club in Weybridge.

Raitt, a 33-year-old assistant pro at the club, is suing the dog owner. Raitt was ...

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