Weir likely out for season with elbow injury

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

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 PGA pro
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.