Mike Weir makes his first start of the 2015-16 TOUR season with his 19th straight visit to the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am where he's finished runner-up two times, most recently the weather-shortened 2009 version (54 holes) and again in 2005.
Overall, Weir has tallied seven top 10s at the AT&T, but missed seven cuts as well, including four of his last five. He's already burned both of his career money list exemptions and begins his 19th TOUR season on a combo of major and minor medical extensions (four apiece). The Canadian ended last season on a personal leave of absence following a mid-tourney WD at the John Deere, on the eve of his national open. Prior, he cashed one check in 18 starts (at a no-cut event). The 45-year-old, who announced his return on Dec. 1, shunned potential Web.com Tour rehab starts, opting instead for a pair of events on the European Tour over the past three weeks (both missed cuts), followed by some skiing at Alta. Three of his eight career titles have come in California, the last being the 2004 Nissan Open (his second win at Riviera CC), next week's TOUR stop.
Wed, Feb 10, 2016 09:01:00 AM