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Love to undergo hip replacement surgery

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(TSX / STATS) -- PGA Tour veteran Davis Love III was undergoing hip replacement surgery on Tuesday and is facing a recovery time of three to four months.

Love, who was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame earlier this year, expects to return to the Tour by March.

"I had a hip problem the last few years, and I had a hip resurfacing trying to avoid hip surgery because I'm a chicken," Love said after missing the cut in last week's RSM Classic. "But after playing (in some recent tournaments), I realized it was an uphill battle."

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