Tag Archives: Mike Weir

Oct
2
2013
By Stephanie Wei under Presidents Cup
DeLaet warming up for his Prez Cup debut

DeLaet warming up for his Prez Cup debut

Not long ago, Graham DeLaet wasn’t sure if he’d ever be able to play golf again, let alone professionally with the world’s best. Almost two years after having a back surgery that saved his career, DeLaet earned nearly $3 million in prize money in the 2013 season and qualified for the Tour Championship, not to mention earn a spot on the Presidents Cup International team.

“Literally, there was a time I didn’t think I was going to play golf again and not just that, live a normal life,” said DeLaet a few weeks ago in Atlanta. “It was pretty scary. To be here (at the Tour Championship) and to qualify for the Presidents Cup, it’s pretty unbelievable.”

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Jun
14
2013
By Conor Nagle under US Open

Say it ain’t so.

I’ll save my critique of USGA setups for a little later in the week — I know, the suspense! — but suffice at this point to say, Merion is fulfilling its brief admirably. Mike Davis and his cult of par-worshippers couldn’t have asked for more. Bogeys are far more plentiful than birdies; players are beginning to eye shots with that slightly haunted, nervous look; and with every hour the course stays dry, scores tick steadily skywards. There will be no 62s this week.

Mission accomplished, you might think. But the consensus among media types and players alike is that Merion may well struggle to host another major championship. [Ed. note: Though the word in the member's pavilion is that the USGA is *begging* the club to return and in fact has already asked.]

Why?

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Jun
4
2013
Jason Kokrak, Luke Guthrie, Charlie Wi and Sang-Moon Bae loosen up for the playoff

Jason Kokrak, Luke Guthrie, Charlie Wi and Sang-Moon Bae loosen up for the playoff

With darkness closing in during the last minutes of daylight at the U.S. Open sectional qualifier in Columbus, PGA Tour rookie Luke Guthrie stood over a five-footer for birdie on the third playoff hole — more important, a putt to clinch his place in his first major next week at Merion. And, in it went.

In a playoff that started with eleven other Tour pros who shot eight-under gunning for the seven remaining spots, Guthrie secured the 15th and final one on the third extra hole, the par-4 10th at The Lakes Golf & Country Club.

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Jan
19
2013
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour
Sigh. Where's my game?

Sigh. Where’s my game?

Mike Weir. Remember him? Canada’s golden golfer who won the 2003 Masters, along with seven other PGA Tour events, including a WGC tournament and the 2003 Bob Hope Classic.

Last time Weir made the cut was the 2011 AT&T National. Wouldn’t it be nice if he broke his missed-cut streak here?

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Aug
16
2011

Dufner: so close.

Here’s something I put together for TheScore.ie earlier on:

WHEN JASON DUFNER stood on the fifteenth tee during the final round of this year’s USPGA Championship, he held a five-shot lead over the rest of the field.

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Mar
4
2011

During the first round, Adam Scott entered the Bear Trap, the deadly three-hole stretch (Nos. 15-17) at PGA National, even-par and left at seven-over to post 77. Mike Weir almost tied Scott’s tragic experience in the second round on Friday, posting three straight double-bogeys. Weir shot a career-worst 85 and 22-over for the tournament. He’s currently dead last in the field at the Honda Classic. Weir lost more than some of his dignity with his dreadful performance — he also lost his PGA Tour card.

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Jul
23
2010
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

While a bunch of relative unknowns are going low and breaking course records at the RBC Canadian Open, the nation’s Golden Boy Mike Weir struggled for the second day in a row, posting a four-over 74. His 36-hole total of six-over puts him near the bottom of the leaderboard at T143, missing the cut by eight shots.

Playing with tendinitis in his right arm, Weir refused to blame the errant drives and poor iron play on the injury. But clearly frustrated, when asked to elaborate on his troubles, he snapped, “It was pretty obvious. I didn’t play well. All aspects weren’t great.” Yikes!

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Jul
13
2010
By Stephanie Wei under British Open

When I arrived to St. Andrews on Monday, I immediately headed to the Road Hole (after checking in and getting situated at the media center, etc.). I’ve been reading and hearing about it nonstop for the past month, so obviously I couldn’t wait to scope it out in person. (By the way, St. Andrews and the Open are amazing — more later, stay tuned!) I happened to come across Zach Johnson, who was practicing chip shots from the path in between the green and the road. I saw him duff heaps, blade a few and hit some to a foot.

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Jun
17
2010
By Stephanie Wei under US Open

The morning guys are well into their first rounds and the leaderboard is, well, an early Thursday US Open leaderboard. You never know who’s going to be on there. KJ Choi has been leading the charge. He started the day three-over after three before he caught fire to get to three-under through 14. I’m off to watch him play the last few holes.

Mike Weir, Ian Poulter and David Toms are all at two-under. Interestingly enough, Poults had never seen the course before he arrived this past weekend. Meanwhile, wild Phil showed up today — not the good kind of wild, but the kind where he’s dunking it in the water and missing putts. He’s four-over through 14. Whoops!

By the way, take a closer look at the above picture of Miguel Angel Jimenez. Can you see what I’m talking about? See the close-up after the jump.

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