Louis Oosthuizen is out of the Joburg Open after trapping his fingers in an airport trolley bay.
The South African, who was one of the favourites in the final European Tour event of 2017, was left unable to grip a club.
The event is being played at Randpark Golf Club, with Dylan Frittelli, George Coetzee, Haydn Porteous and Darren Fichardt all competing for the tri-sanctioned event.
BREAKING: @Louis57TM pulls out @JoburgOpen_ due to freak injury. Fingers caught in an airport trolley and is unable to grip a golf club.— Sunshine Tour (@Sunshine_Tour) December 6, 2017
Get well soon, Louis. We'll miss you @RandparkGolf! pic.twitter.com/yPWIxWo36i