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.