Golfer Wiegele out for 7 months with hip injury

Austrian golfer Martin Wiegele has been ruled out of the

European Tour for at least seven months as he needs surgery on both

hips.

The 148th-ranked Wiegele said Monday he will undergo treatment

later this month and that ”if everything goes well and I manage to

recover quickly, I might be able to get back on the European Tour

in October.”

The 33-year-old Austrian is ranked 148th in the Race to Dubai

and has won one career European Tour title – at the Saint-Omer Open

in France two years ago.