Tag Archives: Mike Weir

May
18
2014
By Shane Ryan under PGA Tour
Thank you, thank you very much

Thank you, thank you very much

Brendon Todd, with no PGA Tour victories to his name and butterflies in his stomach, arrived at the par-13 13th hole with a two-shot final round lead over Mike Weir, who had minutes ago drained a birdie putt on the same green to reach -12. It was the score Weir would take into the clubhouse five holes later, and the task facing Todd—reminiscent of Martin Kaymer a week earlier—was to avoid the kind of disastrous mistake that would erase his two-shot cushion and force him into a playoff. Or a loss.

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May
18
2014
By Bernie D'Amato under PGA Tour

He’s back!

The 609th ranked player in the world does not normally finish in second place at a PGA Tour tournament.  However, a player ranked that low is almost never an eight-time winner on the PGA Tour including the 2003 Masters Champion.  Mike Weir has gone from the No. 3 player in the world to the No. 609 player, but it was great to see flashes of the old Mike at the HP Byron Nelson.

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May
18
2014
More to come?

Clutch!

Brendon Todd was on a mission to capture his first PGA Tour win at the HP Byron Nelson Championship.  He chipped in from the bunker on two to tie a surging Mike Weir for the lead, and made key par saves down the stretch to win the Byron in dramatic fashion.  After the round, Todd said, “My short game was on fire, that’s what really got me through.”

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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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