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Encyclopedia > Mike Weir
Mike Weir
Personal Information
Birth May 12, 1970 (1970-05-12) (age 37)
Brights Grove, Ontario
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 155 lb (70 kg)
Nationality Flag of Canada Canada
Spouse Bricia
Children Elle Marisa (1997), Lili (2000)
Residence Draper, Utah
College Brigham Young University
Career
Turned Pro 1992
Current tour PGA Tour (joined 1998)
Professional wins 13 (PGA Tour: 8, Other: 5)
Best Results in Major Championships
Wins: 1
Masters Won 2003
U.S. Open T3: 2003
British Open T8: 2007
PGA Championship 6th: 2006
Awards
Lou Marsh Trophy 2003
For the Scottish politician, see Michael Weir.

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Weir was born in Sarnia, Ontario. He grew up in the suburb of Bright's Grove, where he learned to golf at Huron Oaks Golf Course. He attended St. Clair Secondary School in Sarnia and is a graduate of Brigham Young University (majoring in Recreation Management). He turned professional in 1992. Weir's first PGA Tour win came at the 1999 Air Canada Championship in Surrey, British Columbia. The victory made him the first Canadian to win a PGA Tour event in Canada in 45 years. Sarnia is a city in Southwestern Ontario, Canada (city population 71,419, census area population 88,793, in 2006). ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English (de facto) Government - Lieutenant-Governor David C. Onley - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area... Brights Grove, Ontario is a bedroom community on the shore of Lake Huron technically within the boundaries of Sarnia. ... St. ... , Brigham Young University Brigham Young University (BYU), located in Provo, Utah, is the flagship university of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS or Mormon Church) and is THE university in Utah. ... The Air Canada Championship was a golf tournament on the PGA Tour from 1996 to 2002. ... Location of Surrey Country Canada Province British Columbia Regional District Greater Vancouver Regional District Incorporation 1879 (municipality status)   1993 (city status) Government  - Mayor Dianne Watts  - Governing body  - MLAs List of MLAs Harry Bains (NDP) Jagrup Brar (NDP) Bruce Ralston (NDP) Kevin Falcon (LIB) Dave Hayer (LIB) Gordon Hogg (LIB) Sue...


On April 13, 2003, Weir won the prestigious Masters Tournament at Augusta, Georgia, one of the four Major tournaments in men's golf. He is the first Canadian ever to win a professional major championship (Sandy Somerville won the U.S. Amateur when it was considered a major tournament). When he won The Masters, Weir became only the second left-handed golfer to win any of the four majors, the other being Bob Charles, who won the British Open 40 years earlier. Weir is a right-hander who plays golf left-handed; a trait he shares with fellow PGA Tour pro Phil Mickelson. is the 103rd day of the year (104th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Masters is one of four major championships in mens golf. ... Augusta is a city in the state of Georgia in the United States of America. ... The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual golf tournaments in mens professional golf. ... Charles Ross Sandy Somerville (May 4, 1903 – May 17, 1991) was a Canadian golfer and all-around athlete. ... The U.S. Amateur Championship is the leading annual golf tournament in the United States for male amateur golfers. ... Sir Bob Charles KNZM CBE (born March 14, 1936) is one of the world’s greatest left handed golfers, winner of more than 70 titles and first lefty to win one of golf’s Majors. ... “British Open” redirects here. ... Personal Information Birth June 16, 1970 ) San Diego, California USA Height 6 ft 3 in (1. ...


In June 2003, he tied for third at the U.S. Open, the second of the majors in the annual schedule. For his outstanding play in 2003, Weir won the Lou Marsh Trophy for outstanding Canadian athlete of the year and for a time in 2003 and 2004 he was in the top ten in PGA Tour player rankings and in the top 3 in the Official World Golf Rankings. The United States Open Championship is the annual open golf tournament of the United States. ... The Lou Marsh Trophy is awarded annually by a panel of journalists in recognition of Canadas top athlete. ... A sportsperson (British and American English) or athlete (principally American English) is any person who participates regularly in a sport. ... The Official World Golf Rankings is a system for rating the performance level of male professional golfers. ...


In February 2004, he joined the ranks of a select few players including Ben Hogan to win back to back championships at the Nissan Open, becoming the sixth player in Nissan Open history to notch back-to-back wins and the first since Corey Pavin (1994, 1995). He is the 20th player to post multiple wins at the Nissan Open. William Ben Hogan (August 13, 1912 – July 25, 1997) was an American golfer, and is generally considered one of the greatest golfers in the history of the game. ... The Nissan Open is a regular golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... Corey Pavin (b. ...


Weir had not won a tournament since then but, working with Andy Plummer and Mike Bennett on a new swing, had shown some positive results (two top tens, including a tie for eighth at the Open Championship). While working on the swing changes, he had dipped in the world rankings to a point that he did not qualify for the 2007 Presidents Cup matches being held in Canada at the Royal Montreal Golf Club. The tournament he helped bring to Canada did end up including Weir on the International squad, as he was picked by Gary Player as one of his captain's picks.[1] This turned out to be an inspired choice as Weir went on to beat current number one Tiger Woods in a heated match, despite his team losing the Cup. When asked, Weir enthusiastically stated, "When I look back on my career, this may be even more special than winning the Masters." [2] His swing changes, coupled with the momentum from his Presidents Cup performance, culminated in his first win in over three years at the Fry's Electronics Open in October 2007. This victory in Arizona tied Weir with George Knudson for most PGA Tour wins by a Canadian. “British Open” redirects here. ... Presidents Cup official logo Presidents Cup redirects here. ... The Royal Montreal Golf Club was founded November 4, 1873 making it the oldest golf club in North America. ... Gary Player (born November 1, 1935) is a South African professional golfer generally regarded as one of the greatest players in the games history. ... Personal Information Birth December 30, 1975 ) Cypress, California Height 6 ft 1 in (1. ... The Frys Electronics Open is a new PGA Tour golf tournament which will be played for the first time on October 15, 2007 - October 21, 2007. ... George Alfred Christian Knudson, CM (June 28, 1937 – January 24, 1989) was a Canadian golfer, who still holds the record for the Canadian with the most wins ever on the PGA Tour, with eight career victories. ...


Weir currently lives in Draper, Utah, with his wife Bricia and two daughters.[3] Mike's home course is the Taboo Resort in Gravenhurst, Ontario. Draper is a city in Salt Lake County and Utah County, Utah, United States, located about 20 miles south of Salt Lake City along the Wasatch Front. ... Opera House in Gravenhurst Gravenhurst (2001 population 10,899) is a town in the Muskoka Region of Ontario, Canada. ...


In June 2007, it was announced that Mike Weir would be appointed a Member of the Order of Canada. He was appointed to the Order of Ontario in 2003. Seal of the Order of Canada The Order of Canada is Canadas highest civilian honour, with membership awarded to those who exemplify the Orders Latin motto Desiderantes meliorem patriam, which means (those) desiring a better country (Hebrews 11. ... Seal of the Order of Canada The Order of Canada is Canadas highest civilian honour, with membership awarded to those who exemplify the Orders Latin motto Desiderantes meliorem patriam, which means (those) desiring a better country (Hebrews 11. ... The Order of Ontario is an award given in the Canadian province of Ontario. ...


Creekside Estate Winery, near Lincoln, Ontario, began producing wine for Weir in 2005, and as of 2007 had released a merlot, chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, cabernet-merlot, cabernet-shiraz and icewine. His Icewine Vidal was named by Travel and Leisure Golf magazine as one of its top five golf-related wines. Weir has announced plans to open his own winery in the summer of 2008.[4] Location of Lincoln in the Niagara Region Lincoln is a town on Lake Ontario on the Niagara Peninsula. ...

Contents

Professional wins (13)

PGA Tour wins (8)

Legend
Major Championship (1)
World Golf Championships (1)
Other PGA Tour (6)
No. Date Tournament Winning Score Margin of Victory Runner(s) up
1. September 5, 1999 Air Canada Championship -18 (68-70-64-64=266) 2 strokes Flag of the United States Fred Funk
2. November 12, 2000 WGC-American Express Championship -11 (68-75-65-69=277) 2 strokes Flag of England Lee Westwood
3. November 4, 2001 THE TOUR Championship -14 (68-66-68-68=270) Playoff Flag of South Africa Ernie Els, Flag of the United States David Toms, Flag of Spain Sergio García
4. February 2, 2003 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic -30 (67-64-65-67-67=330) 2 strokes Flag of the United States Jay Haas
5. February 23, 2003 Nissan Open -9 (72-68-69-66=275) Playoff Flag of the United States Charles Howell III
6. April 13, 2003 The Masters -7 (70-68-75-68=281) Playoff Flag of the United States Len Mattiace
7. February 22, 2004 Nissan Open -17 (66-64-66-71=267) 1 stroke Flag of Japan Shigeki Maruyama
8. October 21, 2007 Fry's Electronics Open -14 (69-64-65-68=266) 1 stroke Flag of Australia Mark Hensby

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No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1. 2000 Michelob Championship at Kingsmill Flag of the United States David Toms Lost to David Toms who made par on first extra hole
2. 2001 THE TOUR Championship Flag of South Africa Ernie Els, Flag of the United States David Toms, Flag of Spain Sergio García Defeated Ernie Els, David Toms and Sergio García with birdie on first extra hole
3. 2003 Nissan Open Flag of the United States Charles Howell III Defeated Charles Howell III with birdie on second extra hole
4. 2003 The Masters Flag of the United States Len Mattiace Defeated Len Mattiace with bogey on first extra hole
5. 2004 Bell Canadian Open Flag of Fiji Vijay Singh Lost to Vijay Singh who made par on third extra hole

The MIchelob ULTRA Open at Kingsmill is an annual golf tournament, originating in 2003, for professional female golfers which takes place every May on the LPGA Tour. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... David Wayne Toms (born January 4, 1967 in Monroe, Louisiana) is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour. ... THE TOUR Championship (the capitalisation is official) is the final event of golfs PGA Tour season. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa. ... Theodore Ernest Ernie Els (born October 17, 1969) is a South African golfer who has been one of the top professional players in the world since the mid-1990s. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... David Wayne Toms (born January 4, 1967 in Monroe, Louisiana) is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Personal Information Birth January 9, 1980 ) Castellon, Spain Height 5 ft 10 in (1. ... The Nissan Open is a regular golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Charles Gordon Howell III (born June 20, 1979) is an American golfer. ... The Masters is one of four Grand Slam golf tournaments. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Len Mattiace is a professional golfer on the PGA Tour. ... The Canadian Open is a golf tournament which was founded in 1919. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Fiji. ... For the politician, see Vijay R. Singh. ...

Canadian Tour wins (3)

  • 1993 Infinity Tournament Players Championship
  • 1997 BC TEL Pacific Open
  • 1997 Canadian Masters

Other wins (2)

Dean Wilson (born December 17, 1969) is an American golfer. ... Dean Wilson (born December 17, 1969) is an American golfer. ...

Major Championships

Wins (1)

Year Championship 54 Holes Winning Score Margin Runner Up
2003 The Masters 1 shot lead -7 (70-68-75-68=281) Playoff 1 Flag of the United States Len Mattiace

1 Defeated Len Mattiace in sudden death playoff by 1 stroke. Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Masters is one of four Grand Slam golf tournaments. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Len Mattiace is a professional golfer on the PGA Tour. ...


Results timeline

Tournament 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
The Masters DNP T28 T27 T24 1 CUT T5 T11 T20
U.S. Open CUT T16 T19 CUT T3 T4 T42 T6 T20
The Open Championship T37 T52 CUT T69 T28 T9 CUT T56 T8
PGA Championship T10 T30 T16 T34 T7 CUT T47 6 CUT

DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the halfway cut
WD = withdrew
"T" = tied
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10. This article is about the golf tournament. ... The United States Open Championship is the annual open golf tournament of the United States. ... “British Open” redirects here. ... The PGA Championship (often referred to as the U.S. PGA Championship outside of North America) is an annual golf tournament conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA Tour. ...


Team appearances

  • Presidents Cup (International Team): 2000, 2003 (tie), 2005, 2007
  • WGC-World Cup (representing Canada): 2000, 2001, 2002

Presidents Cup official logo Presidents Cup redirects here. ... United States 21½ - International 10½ official logo The 4th Presidents Cup Matches were held in 2000 between October 19 and October 22. ... United States 17 - International 17 official logo The 5th Presidents Cup Matches were held in 2003 between November 20 and November 23. ... 18½ United States – 15½ International official logo The 6th Presidents Cup Matches were held in 2005 between September 20 and September 25. ... United States 19½ - International 14½ official logo The 7th Presidents Cup Matches were held in 2007 between September 27 and September 30. ... The WGC-World Cup is an annual mens golf tournament. ...

See also

This is a list of golfers who have won five or more official money events on the PGA Tour. ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.tsn.ca/golf/news_story/?ID=216072&hubname=
  2. ^ http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070930/wl_canada_nm/canada_golf_presidents_weir_col_3;_ylt=Alg.8vMCS1BeGABQv527jb4E1vAI
  3. ^ http://www.adherents.com/people/pw/Mike_Weir.html
  4. ^ http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/07/05/AR2007070502107.html?sub=new

External links

  • Official website
  • Profile on the PGA Tour's official site
Awards
Preceded by
Catriona Le May Doan
Lou Marsh Trophy winner
2003
Succeeded by
Adam van Koeverden

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