Name:Michael Richard Weir
Also known as:Weirsy
Born:May 12, 1970 in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada.
Occupation:Professional golfer; wine producer.
MAJORS (1): Masters Tournament (2003). Presidents Cup player (2000, '03, '05, '07, '09). Multiple wins on the PGA Tour (8) and Canadian Tour.
Mike Weir is a PGA Tour player, one of the best known left-handed golfers and the leading Canadian player of the recent era. He attended Brigham Young University in Utah.
Played as the inaugural Fry's Electronics Open (Oct 18-21). Second-placed Mark Hensby (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Mike Weir (Can), who recorded the last of his eight PGA Tour titles. [Raptor course, Grayhawk GC, Scottsdale, AZ].
Played as the Nissan Open (Feb 19-22). Second-placed Shigeki Maruyama (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Weir (Can). [Riviera CC, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, CA].
Played as the Nissan Open (Feb 20-23). Weir (Can) beat Charles Howell III (USA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole, to record his fifth PGA Tour win. Howell led by 3 shots going into the final round and going into the last nine holes. [Riviera CC, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, CA].
The Masters Tournament (67th) (April 10-13). Weir (Can) beat Len Mattiace (USA) with a bogie at the first playoff hole (par-4 10th). Weir became the first Canadian to win a Major, and the first left-hander to win one for 40 years. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
Played as the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic (Jan 29-Feb 2). Second-placed Jay Haas (USA) finished 2 shots behind Weir (Can). [Palmer (private) course, PGA West, La Quinta, CA. Earlier rounds also at: Bermuda Dunes CC; Indian Wells CC; La Quinta CC].
Played as the Tour Championship (Nov 1-4). Weir (Can) beat Ernie Els (RSA), Sergio García (Esp) and David Toms (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole (par-4 18th). [Cypress Creek course, Champions GC, Houston, TX].
Played as the WGC-American Express Championship (Nov 9-12). Second-placed Lee Westwood (Eng) finished 2 shots behind Weir (Can), who recorded his first win in a World Golf Championships event. [Valderrama GC, San Roque, Spain].
Played as the Air Canada Championship (Sept 2-5; formerly Greater Vancouver Open). Second-placed Fred Funk (USA) finished 2 shots behind home country winner Mike Weir (Can), who recorded his first PGA Tour win. [Ridge course, Northview G&CC, Surrey, Vancouver].
2021 Opens: whether by accident or design, four of the top five mens’ Open Championships played in the British Isles occupy consecutive weeks in July: the Irish Open (1-4), Scottish Open (8-11), The Open (15-18) and Wales Open (22-25). The recently relaunched English Open is scheduled for early-August.
Hoag Classic: Ernie Els defends his title in this prestigious PGA Tour Champions event, played since 1991 at the Newport Beach Country Club, CA (Mar 5-7).
Traigh Golf Course (pronounced "try", and meaning "beach" in Gaelic): You'll find this nine-hole seaside gem on the scenic coast road (as opposed to the more inland and quicker A830) between Arisaig and Morar. Although not on the well-beaten path of Scotland's "trophy" courses, if you are passing through this area, it's a must play.
Cullen Links Golf Club: "immensely scenic", "quirky as golf can get", "short!", "hugely enjoyable" ... Cullen Links attracts as wide a variety of comments as it lays down golfing challenges. Shoehorned into this 4,600 yard treasure trove are ten par-3s, seven par-4s and a good-length par-5. Here you'll find all the seaside scenery a golfer could ask for, and a lot more besides. Read More...
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