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Ernie Els: Sprains Ankle Playing Tennis
Els, the 2012 British Open champion, was forced to withdraw from the PGA Grand Slam after he sprained his ankle playing tennis with his daughter.
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Thomas Levet: Broke Shin in Victory Leap Into Lake
The Frenchman had to withdraw from the 2011 British Open after breaking his shin when celebrating his French Open win with a victory plunge into a lake. "I think it's the silliest thing that players have done over the years, I really do," Colin Montgomerie told The Associated Press afterward. "I've always been suspect about people diving into lakes that don't know how deep it is and what's in there."
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Stacy Lewis's Mom: Torn Muscle in Celebration Dive
Various reports said that Lewis's mother broke her leg making the traditional celebration dive into Poppie's Pond after her daughter won the Kraft Nabisco Championship in April 2011. However, Lewis tweeted afterward that her mother suffered a torn muscle in the accident, not a broken leg, according to NBC Sports.
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Ernie Els: Tore Knee Ligaments in Tubing Accident
Els ruptured the ligaments in his left knee while tubing behind a speedboat in the Mediterranean in July 2005, wiping out the rest of his season.
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Rory McIlroy: Dropped Barbell on Toe
McIlroy dropped a 50-pound barbell on his toe the Wednesday before the WCG-Cadillac Championship at Doral in 2011. The accident didn't appear to bother him much. WeiUnderPar.com's Stephanie Wei said McIlroy went right back to the gym the next day, and he finished T10 at the tournament. He must be trying to get buff like Tiger.
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Robert Garrigus: Excessive Fist Pumps
In the final round of the 2011 Tournament of Champions, Garrigus had a sore shoulder from his fist pumps after sinking a long eagle putt on the 18th hole the previous day. "I hadn't fist-pumped like that in a long time," Garrigus told Golf Digest. "I overdid it. It just didn't loosen up at all today." He'll never cut it on Jersey Shore.
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Geoff Ogilvy: Cut Finger on Coral at Beach
Ogilvy was forced to withdraw from the 2011 Hyundai Tournament of Champions in Kapalua, Hawaii, after cutting his finger on coral while at the beach.
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Phil Mickelson: Broke Leg in Skiing Accident
Mickelson still has a metal rod in his left femur from colliding with a tree at the Arizona Snow Bowl in Flagstaff in March 1994. He fractured his left leg and right ankle and missed the 1994 Masters.
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Chris DiMarco: Skiing Accident While Wearing Backpack
DiMarco withdrew from the Players Championship in 2006 after a skiing accident the week before. DiMarco told SI.com that two mysterious skiers appeared from out of the trees and they all crashed.
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John Daly: Injured Rib in Photography Accident
Daly claimed he injured his rib trying to stop his swing when a female fan attempted to take his picture at the 2007 Honda Classic. According to NBC Sports, Daly later sued tournament organizers over the incident.
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Jimmie Johnson: Golf-Cart Surfing Accident
NASCAR driver and golf nut Jimmie Johnson broke his wrist when he attempted to "surf" on the roof of a golf cart and fell off. He admitted to Sports Illustrated that a few adult beverages might have been involved in the incident.