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Mike Weir

Residence:
   Draper, Utah
Birthplace:
   Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
Turned Pro:
   1992
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 155
Birthdate:
   May 11, 1970
Age: 33
College:
   Sarnia, Ontario, Canada

Player Notes

Was the medalist at 1998 PGA Tour qualifying tournament . .With his victory in the 2003 Masters, became the second left-hander to win a major championship, joining New Zealand's Bob Charles, who won the 1963 British Open . . At age 13, wrote a letter to Jack Nicklaus seeking advise on whether he should switch to playing right-handed. Nicklaus response was to stick to being a lefty and play with his natural swing. . .Member of 2000 Presidents Cup Team . . . Has played on the Canadian Tour since 1993. In 1997, he finished first in earnings with $80,696 (Canadian dollars). In seven events he won the BCTEL Open & the Canadian Masters.

Career Victories

Canadian Tour
1993 Infiniti Open, 1997 BCTEL Open, Canadian Masters

PGA Tour
6 - 1999 Air Canada Championship, 2000 American Express Championship, 2001 Tour Championship, 2003 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, Nissan Open, Masters

Career Summary

1996 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 5; in money - 2; top ten finishes - 1; money $36,624 (ranked 210th); best finish T5th, Greater Vancouver Open.

1997 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 4; in money - 1; top ten finishes - 0; money $7,709 (ranked 287th); best finish T31st, B.C. Open.

1998 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; in money - 13; top ten finishes - 2; stroke average 71.73 (ranked 141st); money $218,967 (ranked 131st); best finish T5th, Greater Vancouver Open.

1999 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 30; in money - 20; top-10 finishes - 7; stroke average 70.52 (ranked 31st); money $1,491,139 (ranked 23rd); winner Air Canada Championship.

2000 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered: 28 / Rounds Played: 95 / Cuts made: 23 / Top-10 finishes: 8; Best finish: Winner at the American Express Championship; Earnings: $2,547,829 Rank (6th)

2000 Stats
Scoring - 70.36 / (28th); Driving Distance - 271.9 / (119th); Driving Accuracy - 69.6% / (83rd); GIR - 68.1% / (42nd); Putting - 1.742 / (8th); Birdie Average - 3.84 per rd / (27th) / Total Birdies - 365; Sand Saves - 61.0% / (24th); Scrambling - 60.5% / (80th); All-Around Rank - 409 / (21st)

2001 Notes
Won the Tour Championship by beating Ernie Els, David Toms & Sergio Garcia in a playoff.

2001 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered: 23 / Rounds Played: 86 / Cuts made: 20 / Top-10 finishes: 6; Best finish: Winner at the Tour Championship; Earnings: $2,777,936 Rank (11th)

2001 Stats
Scoring - 70.06 / (17th); Driving Distance - 284.4 / (45th); Driving Accuracy - 64.9% / (152nd); GIR - 67.7% / (58); Putting - 1.761 / (65th); Birdie Average - 3.64 per rd / (88th) / Total Birdies - 313; Sand Saves - 58.7% / (22nd); Scrambling - 64.5% / (14th); All-Around Rank - 451 / (24th).

2002 Notes
Lowest money rank since joining the PGA Tour in 1998

2002 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered: 25 / Rounds Played: 92 / Cuts made: 22 / Top-10 finishes: 0 / Best finish: T-11th at the Honda Classic / Earnings: $843,891 Rank (78th)

2002 Stats
Scoring - 70.88 / (64th); Driving Distance - 280.0 / (100th); Driving Accuracy - 66.2% / (130th); GIR - 69.5% / (14th); Putting - 1.779 / (121st); Birdie Average - 3.89 per rd / (33rd) / Total Birdies - 358; Sand Saves - 53.8% / (62nd); All-Around Rank - 584 / (39th).

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