Kris Blanks issued an apology to fantasy gamers on Twitter today.
"To everyone picking me for their fantasy golf team, thank you for the thought but I'm going to be on the shelf for the first half of season!" Just last Thursday he circled the Waste Management Phoenix Open as a hopeful return site from soreness in his left shoulder; it's the fifth of 40 tournaments on the schedule. Therefore, today's news delays his return considerably. He's all set with status via a Major Medical Extension and spot in the reshuffle if he fails to meet the terms of his medical, but neither prompts an urgency to play sooner than later. And having just turned 40 in November, his body doesn't heal like it used to. One thing is for certain, however; he will undoubtedly keep up updated on Twitter.