Canadian DeLaet to have surgery

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:35 AM ET

Canadian golfer Graham DeLaet is scheduled to have back surgery, sidelining him for the first two months of 2011.

DeLaet, who became the first rookie Canadian in more than a decade to retain his PGA Tour card after finishing 100th on the money list in 2010, will have a herniated disc in his back repaired Monday. Anticipated rehab time will be eight weeks and a full recovery is anticipated, according to a press release sent out Friday.

The Weyburn, Sask., native banked nearly $1 million in 2010 despite playing with a bulging disc for most of the season. The injury worsened late in the season and DeLaet was forced to miss the final event of the Fall Series.

DeLaet's best showing of 2010 was a tie for third at the Shell Houston Open, the best finish for a Canadian last year. He also finished in a tie for fifth at the Viking Classic and a tie for sixth at the Frys.com Open.


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