His "golf club shattered and splintered into his index finger". No really. Required surgery, and he will be sidelined for five to six weeks.
Now, my question is, did the club shatter when it hit a tree, a golf cart, a ball washer, a bench, or the ground? Cuz anyone who's played the game knows that clubs often have a short life, especially when they "inadvertently" impact any of these items commonly found on a golf course.