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Mike Weir update: Sandy resident still alive in 27th place at The Masters 2014

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After enduring a horrific 2013-14 season in which he only made $50,000 on the PGA Tour, Sandy resident Mike Weir needed some good news from his golf game.

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Mike Weir certainly may have gotten it on Thursday, April 10 at the first round of The Masters 2014 golf tournament in Augusta, Georgia.

Mike Weir finished in 27th place overall on Thursday, giving himself a fighter’s chance of making the 36-hole cut at Friday’s second round of The Masters 2014. The Canadian transplant who played collegiate at BYU and who now lives in Sandy, a suburb about 10 miles south of Salt Lake City shot a 73 during his first 18 holes of the Masters 2014 -- which is just one stroke over par.

That score keeps Mike Weir in contention among the 97 entrants at The Masters 2014. He birdied holes two, seven and 15 on Thursday -- keeping him at or near the top of the leader board.

Adam Scott stayed at the top of the first round leader board with a 3-under 69 score on Thursday, but there is plenty of golf still to be played at Augusta National.

And as Mike Weir attested to on his Web site, it’s still anyone’s game and he has as good of an opportunity as anyone to claim a green jacket. No Tiger Woods, no problem at this year's rendition -- because all the golfers know that anyone has a chance to win -- including Mike Weir himself.

“I'm hoping for good things this week. It's not hard to get excited about the Masters. All the good memories come flooding back and I want to try and ride those to a fun week,” Weir said.

So far so good for Mike Weir at The Masters 2014. He retains a glimmer of hope of getting back to his old self -- when he stunned the world at the 2003 Masters, winning it all and claiming a green jacket.

All he has to do now is play even better on Friday, April 11, when the Masters reconvenes just off of Amen Corner at Augusta National for the second round of action.

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