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 Insperity Invitational (Apr 30-May 2). Second-placed John Daly (USA), Tim Petrovic (USA) and David Toms (USA) finished 2 shots behind 50-year-old Mike Weir (Can), who recorded his first PGA Tour Champions win in his 14th start on the Tour, and his first major tour win since 2007. Reduced to 36 holes due to rain. [Tournament course, The Woodlands CC, nr Houston, TX].
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].
European Tour: 2021 marks the 50th and last season of the world renowned European Tour, launched in April 1972 at the Spanish Open. From 2022 the Tour will be sponsored by Dubai-based global supply chain and ports operator DP World, and will be known as the DP World Tour.
South African Open: December 2021 events in South Africa have again been impacted by the Covid pandemic. The South African Open (Dec 2-5) will no longer be played as a DP World Tour event, and the Alfred Dunhill Championship (Dec 9-12) has been cancelled.
Bernhard Langer: at age 64, Langer collected a record sixth Charles Schwab Cup, the only player to have won the season-long points chase more than twice. He also topped the PGA Tour Champions money-list for the 11th time out of a possible 13 since 2008.
Carlota Ciganda: the five-time Solheim Cup star was delighted to record a fourth Ladies European Tour win in her home national championship, the Ladies Spanish Open.
Lee Elder: Trailblazer, Ryder Cup player, four-time PGA Tour winner and eight-time Senior PGA Tour winner, Lee Elder died on November 28, aged 87. In 1975 he became the first African American golfer to play in the Masters tournament, and in so doing provided one of the pivotal moments in the history of professional golf.
Golf World Top 100: Best Golf Courses in Europe. From France to Spain to the Netherlands and Norway, the Golf World Top 100 panel reveals the places you have to play (published 20 October 2021).
New 27-hole golf complex to be built in southern Belgium
A new golf complex in southern Belgium, close to the border with Luxembourg, will start construction in June 2021.
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