Michael Richard Weir
Born: May 12, 1970
Place of Birth: Bright's Grove, Ontario
As a Canadian youngster, Mike Weir had the usual interest in hockey but at age 11 discovered golf.
He practiced driving golf balls around his home area in Bright's Grove.
He is a graduate of the Mormon based Bringham Young University in Provo, Utah.
Mike Weir continued to perfect his golf game by playing in university tournaments.
Unlike by far the majority of golfers, he plays left-handed.
In 1993, Mike Weir won the 1993 CPGA's Rookie of the Year award.
He turned professional and began placing in the top scores in several tournaments.
Weir's first win at a PGA tournament was the 1999 Air Canada Championship.
Mike won his coveted Green Jacket, given to the winner of the Masters Tournament, on April 13, 2003.
He now has reached the winners circle at least seven times on PGA tournaments.
Although he now lives in Utah, Mike Weir often comes back to his home town and continues to be a good ambassador for Canada.
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