Scott Piercy out after arm surgery

Scott Piercy, who has been playing with an injured right arm for nearly a year, finally decided to do something about it.

Piercy, who lost in 18 holes to Justin Rose in the first round of the Match Play Championship, was diagnosed with a flexor tear in his right arm and had surgery. He is expected to be out for three to four months.

"I've never felt such pain in my life," Piercy said after the loss to Rose.

Piercy had two cortisone injections last year to keep playing. He tied for fifth in the PGA Championship. He fell out of the top 50 late last year and was not eligible for the Masters next month.