National: Mike Weir

Mike Weir Taking ‘Indefinite Leave Of Absence' From Tour

Last Updated on Saturday, 18 July 2015 11:41 Saturday, 18 July 2015 11:18

Former Masters champion Mike Weir won’t play in his 25th RBC Canadian Open and is taking an “indefinite leave of absence” from pro golf for personal reasons.
Weir said in a statement posted on Twitter that he is taking time off to focus on his personal life and children.



Weir With You All The Way...When You Shoot 66

Last Updated on Friday, 25 January 2013 00:48 Friday, 25 January 2013 00:32


Mike Weir Shoots 66, One Shot Back At Farmers Insurance Open In San Diego
by Alfie Lau


It seems like a lifetime since 10-plus media types waited to scrum Mike Weir.

After all, having shot only one round – out of 61 played – in the 60s from 2011 to 2012, Weir was known only as the lefty Canadian who won the 2003 Masters.

But that all changed Thursday at Torrey Pines with Weir's sizzling 66 on the North Course that puts him only a shot behind first-round co-leaders K.J. Choi and Brandt Snedeker.
"My putter was really hot today," said a clearly relieved Weir. "I wanted to get off to a good start on the North."



Weir Will Use Lifetime Exemption To Gain PGA Tour 2013 Status

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 November 2012 00:00 Monday, 12 November 2012 23:22

altIt's no secret that Canada's Mike Weir has suffered throught the lowest of lows in his professional golf career over the last couple of years.

Be it injuries, swing changes or any number of mental issues as well, the 2003 Masters champion has been merely a shadow of the player who at one time ranked as high as number 3 in the world in what seems like only a few short years ago.

After missing the cut in the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Classic this past week, Weir accomplished a rather dubious feat in making it a perfect 14 out of 14 MC's on the PGA Tour in 2012.



Mike Weir: PGA TOUR Canada Offers A 'Great Incentive'

Last Updated on Monday, 22 October 2012 11:27 Monday, 22 October 2012 11:01

by Helen Ross PGA Tour staff


altThe Toyota Camry was on loan from a friend who lived in Ontario. Mike Weir and his wife Bricia, who was his caddy at the time, hung their clothes on a rack across the back seat as they traveled across the Great White North so he could play the Canadian Tour.

The drive from Winnipeg to Toronto was the worst -- in excess of 20 hours, in fact.

That's why the couple packed up that car and left on Sunday night whenever possible. Weir barely had time to catch his breath, much less practice, before teeing it up again four days later.



No Respect - Weir Snubbed At Riviera

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 February 2012 02:05 Wednesday, 15 February 2012 02:00




Riviera is getting a reputation of not showing much respect to its past champions.

Players were stunned last week to learn that the Northern Trust Open rejected Mike Weir’s request for a sponsor’s exemption.

Not only is Weir a former Masters champion, he won back-to-back in Riviera within the last decade.



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