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Mike Weir – Canadian winner of the Masters

Michael Richard Weir, simply referred to as Mike Weir, is a pro golfer of Canadian nationality. He is mostly known from playing the PGA Tour. He is a top gun and at some point appeared on the list o the top 10 golfers of the Official World Golf Ranking (2001 to 2005). Weir has had a successful golf career that has been crowned by a series of impressive results and also winning a major trophy like the masters tournament in 2003.

Playing Style

Richard is right handed though he is known to use his left hand while playing golf. He was born on the 12th May, 1970 n Sarnia, Ontario in Canada. The golfer has been nicknamed ‘Weirsy,’ a name commonly used while playing. Weirsy is 5 feet and 9 inches tall and weighs about 70 kgs. He currently resides in Sandy, Utah in the United States.

Off the Course

Michael is also a family guy and had a spouse called Bricia whom they divorced in 2014. The 49 year old is a father of two daughters, Elle Marisa and Lili, who currently live with their father. He’s a fun guy as he was also famous for liking to visit casinos and have a good time.

The Brignam Young University alumnus went pro in 1992. He immediately began with the Canadian Professional Golf Tour which was a success since he ended up winning 3 tournaments. He also participated in other tours like the Asian PGA and won in the 1999 Air Canada championship which was held in Surrey, British Columbia. He became the first Canadian to win a PGA Tour tournament after 45 years. Weir has participated in the president’s cup and was once named as an assistant to the captain Nice price in the 2017 golf competition.

Achievement

In his career, Weir has 15 professional wins including 8 PGA Tours championships and 7 others. He is also famously known for winning the 2003 Masters tournament held in Augusta, Georgia. He was 6th in the PGA Championship in 2006. In the 2007 open championship he became T8. Mike has

also won several awards,among them the Lionel Conacher Award in the years 2000, 2001 and 2003. In 2003 he also won the Lou Marsh Trophy for being the athlete of the

year in Canada.

2003 was a successful year for the golfer since he had also won the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic in California and the Riviera Country Club before calling the year with a Masters

Tournament championship.

Weir is also a team player and he got a chance to represent Canada in the Golf World Cup in the years 1997, 2000, 2001, 2006 and 2007. He also appeared in the President’s Cup representing the international team in 2000, 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2009.

Weir’s career has, by all means, been successful and decorated.