Weir likely out for season with elbow injury, but hopes to avoid surgery

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Mike Weir had an MRI exam over the weekend, and plans to rest the elbow and seek treatment to avoid surgery.
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Published: Tuesday, August 24, 2010 | 3:25 p.m.

Mike Weir has a partially torn ligament in his right elbow and is likely out for the rest of the golf season.

Weir finished the regular season on the PGA Tour ranked 128th in FedExCup points, and with only the top 125 making it into the first playoff event this week, the next event he is eligible to play is the Viking Classic on the Fall Series, which begins Sept. 30.

Weir told The Canadian Press on Tuesday that he had an MRI exam over the weekend. He plans to rest the elbow and seek treatment to avoid surgery.

The Canadian left-hander had elbow pain before the British Open in July but thought it was tendinitis. A conversation with fellow PGA Tour player Scott McCarron last week prompted Weir to seek medical attention.

McCarron told Weir that he had a similar injury but continued to play while getting treatment. That resulted in a complete tear, which required surgery and a year off the tour.

Weir is coming off a season of eight missed cuts. His best finish was sixth at the Bob Hope Classic.