Weir to miss Reno-Tahoe Open with elbow injury

July 31, 2011
PGA TOUR staff

TORONTO (AP) -- A slight tear in the tendon in Mike Weir's right elbow has forced him out of at least one more PGA TOUR event.

Doctors have advised Weir to take a couple weeks off, forcing him to pull out of next week's Reno-Tahoe Open.

Weir has battled injuries for the better part of a year and was forced to withdraw from last week's RBC Canadian Open after suffering the latest setback.

The 41-year-old Canadian will rehab the injury with ice and therapy. It's not nearly as serious as when he tore a ligament last summer, but Weir doesn't want to rush back and risk further injury.

Weir is hoping to return for the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, N.C., on Aug. 18.

The 2003 Masters champion has made just two cuts and $23,312.