Three-time major winner Padraig Harrington has withdrawn from this week's St Jude Classic after being struck on the elbow by an amateur he was coaching.
The 45-year-old Irishman needed six stitches in the wound after being struck by his student's golf club mid-swing.
Harrington wrote on Twitter: "Just withdrawn from the PGA Tour's St Jude Classic this week. I was hit on the elbow with a practice swing by an amateur I was coaching at an outing.
"Thankfully nothing was broken, just six stitches. I thought it was the end of me playing competitive golf.
"I'll only be out for 12 days or so to let stitches heal."
Harrington, who has been struggling with a neck injury and underwent surgery in March, finished 31st in last weekend's PGA Memorial Tournament in Ohio.
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