Since Mike Weir won The Masters golf tournament in 2003 he now has a free pass to play in any Masters tournament -- anytime he wants. So, he’s in Augusta, Georgia this week with other golf pros from around the world to try his luck on one of the most difficult yet beautiful golf courses ever created at The Masters 2014.
Never mind that Mike Weir -- a resident of Sandy, Utah -- hasn’t earned more than $50,000 on the PGA Tour this year, according to this Salt Lake Tribune report on Wednesday, April 9.
It has been an off year for Mike Weir to say the least. He didn’t even make the cut in 10 of the 14 PGA Tour events he entered this year -- and to only make $50,000 in a career in which he’s grossed $27 million? Well, that’s chump change. But, one big round at The Masters 2014 could change it all.
And there is good news for Mike Weir fans. He said on his Web site on Tuesday, April 8 that he looks forward to The Masters 2014 starting on Thursday, April 10 -- to see if he can shake himself out of his PGA Tour slump.
“Right now, my game is feeling pretty good. I know that may sound strange considering my results of late, but I feel I'm hitting it well but just not able to score. It seems that every round I'll have one three putt or one bad tee shot that throws things off and if I can eliminate those and play some steady golf, I should be able to start scoring. I really feel as though all parts of my game are coming together,” Weir said.
One bonus is that Mike Weir will not have to compete against Tiger Woods -- who is sitting The Masters 2014 out due to a recent back surgery he had in Park City, Utah.
And for Mike Weir, a Canadian who has his own lines of wine, clothing for golfers and several charities for which his legions of fans can support -- you would be a fool to not root for the guy, not only on the PGA Tour but also at The Masters 2014.