Lee Westwood had an injury scare just 12 days before the start of the Open Championship at Royal Lytham.
England's world number three tweaked a knee and strained a groin when he slipped walking to the first tee for the third round of the Alstom French Open at Le Golf National near Paris.
It looked serious as he double-bogeyed the opening hole and bogeyed the next five, but with the pain easing he managed to play the remaining 12 holes in two under. That still meant a five-over-par 76 - his worst score in Europe for over three years.
"I was talking to Richard Sterne's caddie and not looking where I was going," Westwood told Sky Sports.
"I slipped on wooden sleepers down the side of the cart path. My left foot went forward about two feet and my right foot stayed where it was.
"It left like I strained something at the top of my right leg and tweaked my right knee as well.
"I didn't really have much confidence in it and as the round went on I just kept stretching my groin out. It seems to have eased off, but I am still a little bit wary of it."
He added: "I didn't try to overdo it over the first few holes, but lost everything to the right - I couldn't put any weight on it.
"I don't know what I've done to it. Hopefully I've just tweaked it and not done anything more serious than that.
"You don't have the confidence to load up on the right side and then all my weight is too far forward on the way through. I was just blocking everything straight right and there's not much room on this golf course anyway."