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Mike Weir |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (45) / 5/12/1970
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 155
College: Brigham Young

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In a follow-up to the news that we relayed earlier, Mike Weir released a statement to explain why he's taking time off indefinitely.
Here it is in its entirety: "To all my fans, I will be taking an indefinite leave of absence from golf competition effective today. Family is incredibly important to me and I have decided to take some time to focus on my personal life and children. Although there is no set timeline for my return, I love the game and will return when the time is right. It was extremely difficult to make the decision to forego this year’s RBC Canadian Open, as I love playing in front of the Canadian fans. At this time though I know the focus needs to be on my family. I look forward to teeing up again in front of Canada at our National Open very soon. Thank you to all my fans for their understanding and continued support." The lefty has missed play for injuries in recent years, but there's no timetable on recovery from emotional distress. Jul 17 - 6:08 PM
Source: MikeWeir

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Mike Weir's 25th appearance at the RBC Canadian Open will have to wait as he's stepping away from golf for the time being, according to Lorne Rubenstein on Twitter.

Rubenstein wrote, "@MikeWeir has played 24 Canadian Opens. Will not play @RBCCanadianOpen next week. Taking indefinite leave from @PGATOUR for family reasons." After his debut in his national open in 1989, the Ontario native competed in every edition of the Canadian Open since 1992. His golf has been awful for most of this season, so he's unlikely to miss the grind.
Jul 17 - 2:25 PM

Mike Weir has pulled out of this week's Barbasol Championship.

The lefty walked off TPC Deere Run on his second hole of the second round, citing personal reasons. Having turned 45 in May and with no form of which to speak, Weir is in the proverbial no-man's land of his career. Certainly set for life financially, tough decisions may be looming. He's played through slumps and injury with little success and there are only so many golf courses that he can tackle when the stars are aligned.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Jul 13 - 12:21 PM

Mike Weir withdrew from the John Deere Classic during his second round due to personal reasons.

This is a strange one. He bogeyed the par-4 first hole, teed off on the par-5 second, and then walked off. With a 2-over 73 on Thursday, the lefty was 3-over through 19 holes and facing a mountain to climb to make the cut. That he didn't cite an injury is telling, but we don't have the information necessary to determine if his actual reasoning is regarding himself or something else in his life. What we do know is that this is his 11th mid-tournament WD in 423 PGA TOUR starts as a professional; it's his third this season. A T21 at the CIMB Classic remains his only payday in 18 starts in 2014-15. He's full exempt via the 2013-14 money list, so at least he's not burning exemptions a younger talent could use. For the time being, Weir is scheduled to play in next week's Barbasol Championship.
Jul 10 - 10:41 AM

Mike Weir has decided not to compete at this week's Greenbrier Classic.

It's been an atrocious season for the eight-time PGA TOUR winner. He's just 1-for-17 and hasn't broken par in the 2015 portion of the schedule. Weir turned 45 years of age in May, so he's in no-man's land on his career arc. Of course, injuries haven't helped and his game is overwhelmed on most tracks.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Jun 29 - 11:15 AM

Mike Weir preps for his 16th start of the season as he turns his attention to TPC Southwind at this week's FedEx St. Jude Classic.

The bottom has dropped out for the Canadian who is just 1-for-15 on the season. His lone cut made was back in the Fall Series, a T21 at the CIMB Classic. The lefty has two starts at the St. Jude Classic, finishing top 40 in both, but not returning since 2007. At this point, gamers should not be considering Weir for their rosters any week, unless they are playing a low-ball format.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Jun 10 - 9:02 AM

Mike Weir turns his attention to Quail Hollow Club for this week's Wells Fargo Championship.

The Canadian will need all ten fingers to count his Wells Fargo starts after his week, and he'll have the chance to make his seventh weekend appearance. The lefty has three top 25s at Quail Hollow but none since 2007. Entering the week with one cut made in 12 starts this year, the odds are not in Weir's favor this week.
Source: PGATOUR.com
May 12 - 8:36 AM

Mike Weir shot 10-over-par 41-41=82 in today's opening round of the Masters.

The 2003 champ has battled an injury to his right forearm for a while. It led to withdrawals during his last two starts, but he's not taking a spot in the field at the invitational-only Masters. He split only six (of 14) fairways, which are eminently findable, and totaled only seven greens in regulation. Weir erased a lone birdie at the par-5 13th hole with seven bogeys and two doubles. This is his highest score in 53 career competitive rounds on the track.
Apr 9 - 5:16 PM

Mike Weir did not commit to next week's Shell Houston Open.

While disappointing to fans of the face of Canadian golf, this clears his schedule to simplify his plan to play in the Masters in two weeks. Weir was a late withdrawal before his opening round of the Valero Texas Open with the recurring injury in his right forearm. Gamers won't miss him, of course, but he's been a mildly intriguing source of morbid fascination as he maintains a positive outlook despite an unending series of setbacks.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Mar 27 - 7:53 PM

Mike Weir withdrew from the Valero Texas Open prior to his tee time in today's opening round.

Weir alerted his followers on Twitter about his decision, writing, "Frustrated to withdraw from Valero Texas open but my forearm still not right!" Last we heard, he was dealing with soreness in his right elbow, but close enough. Weir honored his word by not trying to play if he wasn't completely ready.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Mar 26 - 11:06 AM

Mike Weir is planning on returning to competition at the Valero Texas Open on March 26-29.

This is the report by Bob Weeks at SCOREGolf.com, who wrote, "Weir has been home in Utah undergoing physio, including something called cold needling, which is kind of like acupuncture. Apparently it’s working." Weir withdrew during his last two starts with soreness in his right elbow. He's riding an 0-for-6 skid and should be avoided in all fantasy formats, as if you weren't already adhering to that cue. At this point of the season, it's all about the lefty getting back to the Masters where he has a lifetime exemption courtesy of his title in 2003. No matter how he's felt, he hasn't missed a start at Augusta National Golf Club since.
Mar 16 - 11:40 AM

Mike Weir withdrew from The Honda Classic during his opening round.

His right elbow just wasn't ready. The lefty sprayed his tee ball at the par-4 11th well left of the fairway before calling it quits. He was 6-over-par through 10 holes with one birdie, three bogeys and two doubles. Golf writer Lorne Rubenstein was walking with Weir, who told Rubenstein, "I'm not going to hit another ball until I get this figured out. ... "I can't swing the way I want to. I like to have a cup in my right wrist, and I can't do that." There is no timetable for recovery and treatment. While all of this happened this morning, Weir would need to make a significant turnaround to warrant our attention in any format in the future.
Feb 26 - 10:33 AM

In an interview on Tuesday announcing the teams for the RBC Canada Cup on July 6, Mike Weir added some detail about his sore right elbow.

"It’s not pain it’s just really tightness and a lack of mobility from that tightness that’s bothering me and causing me some problems," he said. "The doctor has assured me it’s not re-injured . . . I just have to get it to calm down a little bit." The lefty withdrew after just 25 holes of the Northern Trust Open. He was 11-over-par at the time. It was his fifth straight week on the road, none of which yielded a payday. In fact, he hasn't broken par in 13 consecutive rounds. Given the condition of his injury, consider him a question mark for this week's Honda Classic, but only duffer leaguers should have any interest in an investment.

Mike Weir is scheduled to compete in next week's Honda Classic.

After withdrawing from the Northern Trust Open today, Weir wrote two entries on Twitter: "Thx everyone for ur concern. Training hard lately, and I’m feeling some tenderness in my elbow in the last 2 days. ... Decided to get it checked out now to prevent injury. Looking forward to getting back in the action very soon." If he's able to give it a go at PGA National next week, he'll be attempting to end an 0-for-4 skid in the tournament. He's also gone 10 consecutive rounds in competition on the course without a red number.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Feb 20 - 6:17 PM

Mike Weir withdrew from the Northern Trust Open during his second round, citing an elbow injury.

The lefty started on the 10th hole at Riviera Country Club and sat 4-over-par through seven holes before calling it quits. He was 11-over through 25 holes. It's the ninth time he's withdrawn mid-tournament in 415 career PGA TOUR starts. Today's drops him to 1-for-8 on the season. He hasn't broken par in 13 consecutive rounds that he's completed. UPDATE: Jeff Brooke of the The Globe and Mail added on Twitter: "Mike Weir WD @NTrustOpen with injury to same elbow he had surgically repaired in '11. Elbow has bothered him for 2 weeks. h/t @AP, @PGATOUR"
Feb 20 - 12:38 PM