Canadian golfer DeLaet needs operation

Canadian golfer Graham DeLaet will get a late start to the 2011 PGA Tour season.

The native of Weyburn, Sask., will undergo minor back surgery Monday to repair a herniated disc. He’ll need eight weeks to recover.

DeLaet suffered from a bulging disc for most of this season but it became herniated late in the year.

A complete recovery is anticipated.

DeLaet was the top Canadian on the PGA Tour this season, finishing 100th on the money list with over $950,000 US in earnings.

He became the first Canadian rookie in over a decade to retain his card.

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