Former world number one swinger Tiger Woods will not play around again this year after having emergency penis surgery.
The 39-year-old American, veteran of 14 major affairs, is hoping to return to playing the field in early 2016.
“This is certainly disappointing, but I’m a fighter,” Woods said in a statement on his website. “And a lover.”
The injury is believed to be due to a slightly misaligned shaft, possibly as a result of an overextended swing.
Doctors are confident that Woods will be back to his usual form in a few months, and sports manufacturers are already lining up to sponsor his equipment. It is likely that Toger will play at a members-only event at St. Andrews in May, where the infamous bunkers are certain to get his balls deep on the first hole.