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DeLaet Undergoes Back Surgery

Weyburn, Sask.'s Graham DeLaet will miss at least the first three months of the PGA Tour season.

We knew he’d hurt his back, but no one suggested it was this serious:

Weyburn, Saskatchewan’s Graham DeLaet will undergo minor back surgery to repair a herniated disc. DeLaet suffered from a bulging disc for most of 2010, but it became herniated late in the season causing him to miss the final event of the Fall Series. The minor surgery will be performed on January 3rd, 2011 and will require 8 weeks of rehab.
After several weeks of exercise and therapy, DeLaet’s medical team advised him to proceed with the routine surgery. A complete recovery is fully anticipated.
DeLaet will miss a few early season events but is still focused on not only retaining his status as top Canadian on the PGA Tour, but to also capture his first victory on the PGA Tour and become one of the top players in the world.
DeLaet finished the 2010 season 100th on the PGA Tour money list earning over $950,000 (US) and finishing as the top Canadian on Tour.  He is the first Canadian rookie in over a decade to retain his card.
DeLaet had a strong finish to the season finishing T5 (Viking Classic), T25 (McGladrey Classic), T6 (Frys.com Open) and T18 (Justin Timberlake Shriners Open).  Earlier this year Graham finished T3 at the Shell Houston Open, the best showing of any Canadian on Tour in 2010. 
DeLaet turned professional in 2006. His corporate support team includes Titleist, RBC, Transitions Optical, J. Lindeberg and Oakley.

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  • Happy New Year Rob,
    Whoever wrote that Press Release and stated, “He became the first Canadian rookie in over a decade to retain his card.” … really should have a better understanding of the facts. It reveals a lack of awareness from someone who should know better.
    DeLaet is the first Canadian…”ever”… to earn “exempt playing status” on the PGA Tour in their rookie year… there’s considerable difference between retaining a card and being exempt on the PGA Tour.

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