The details are still sketchy right now, but Ricky Barnes tweeted early Friday that Derek Gillespie, the winner of Golf Channel's "Big Break: Prince Edward Island" reality show, was in a bad car wreck but is expected to recover. Barnes tweeted a bedside photo with a clearly worked-over Gillespie giving a thumbs-up.
Tagged as the next great Canadian golf hope after Mike Weir thanks to wins on the Canadian Tour in 2002 and 2003, Gillespie was never able to capitalize on his early success until "Big Break." But even that ended up being a bit of a misnomer, as he's only played in one PGA Tour and one Nationwide event since 2009, and missed the cut in both.
Best wishes to Gillespie for a speedy recovery, and hopefully he'll be able to get his golf game rolling once again as well.