It was not even his own practice.

The FedEx St Jude Classic in Memphis will have to make do without the three-time Major winner after he was hit on the elbow by an amateur player he was coaching.

It sounds like this amateur needs a lot more practice.

However it is no laughing matter, really, as the Dubliner admitted he feared his career was over following the injury. Instead he will miss 12 days as he allows the six stitches to heal.