Davis Love III, who captained Ryder Cup USA to victory at Hazeltine in October -- the team's first victory in the event since 2008 -- is expected to miss up to 12 weeks of action due to injury.
Love was scheduled to start his 2017 schedule at next week's Sony Open in Hawaii, but will have to miss it after breaking his collarbone in three places after a snowboarding accident in Sun Valley, Idaho, where he was hitting the slopes with son, Dru.
According to Golf Channel, "Love was flown to Birmingham, Ala., where surgery was performed on Thursday by Dr. Lyle Cain at the Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center."
Mac Barnhardt, Love's manager, said the 1997 PGA Champion and 21-time PGA Tour winner is recovering after having a plate and eight screws put in his collarbone.
"Davis said, 'I committed the cardinal sin of following Dru down the mountain,'" Barnhardt said to Golf Channel.
The report said Love should be able to swing a club again in about six weeks.