Mike Weir has withdrawn from the RBC Canadian Open, citing soreness in the elbow he injured last year.
Weir had shot a four-over 74 in the first round and was four over through six holes, including back-to-back double bogeys, when he pulled out at eight over for the tournament.
Weir added that he didn’t want to take the chance of aggravating an injury that forced him to miss the latter portion of last season.
“It’s disappointing, but I’m not going to go down that road again. I couldn’t open a bottle of water this morning after hitting those shots out of the rough,” said Weir.
“I had a couple this morning, and it was starting to feel like it did last year, so I’m just not going to make that mistake again,” he added.
Weir said he isn’t sure when he will return to play.