Ahead of the unique Masters tournament in November, Canadian Mike Weir said, « I feel good about my game the best I’ve felt in a long time » (Adrian Wyld / CP)
In early November, Corey Konners stated that he was on a text series started by 2003 Masters Winner Mike Ware, in which the greatest statesman in Canadian golf was trying to confirm details about Tuesday’s training round at this year’s Masters.
When Conners was eleven years old, it was Weir who had captured the green jacket and the hearts of millions of Canadian youth. Konners realized that someone from a small town in Canada could climb to the highest stage in golf, and in the process inspired Weir Konners To wish to become a professional golfer too.
And now, the same champ was asking him if Tuesday morning or afternoon was better for a warm-up match in Augusta?
“Oh, it’s unbelievable,” Konners said when asked if he realized what he was saying, keeping in mind what Weir’s 2003 victory means to him that is the kind of impressive influence Weir has had on the current generation of superstars PGA Male Canadian Tour
But for the first time in more than a decade, Weir said he’s feeling good about his game as Masters Week approaches.
“Nothing feels a little weaker than anything else,” Weir told Sportsnet in an exclusive pre-tournament interview, “I drive it really well, it’s been very good at times. I just want to be more consistent with that but I love Augusta Greens for as long as I put them on so well. »
Weir’s confidence was boosted by a great start to his PGA Tour Championship career turning 50 in May and making his debut in the 50 and over circuit the same year with Jim Furek and Phil Mickelson
A native of Bright Grove, Aunt set up his own team on the Champions Tour during the summer schedule, finishing three of the top 10 in nine tournaments This race includes a second-place result for Mickelson at the Dominion Energy Charity Classic in mid-October
He said competition in the Champions Tour was a good incentive to keep his intensity
“We’ve had a lot of 50-year-olds in the last year – I’d say three of the four best players of our generation are Phil (Mickelson), Ernie (Els) and Jim Furyk, » Weir said, « Outside Tiger (Woods). They might be the best players of the last 20 years, so there is a lot of excitement about the Champions Tour and the quality of play. ”
Despite Ware’s long struggle, he found some renewed energy once he reached 48 years old. The PGA Tour contains a special class for members of the Long Tour to win the Korn Ferry Tour at ages 48 and 49 as they prepare for the Champions Tour and their fiftieth birthdays
Weir is starting to find his footing in competition with the next generation of golf stars, having made more sales in the past two years on the Korn Ferry Tour than the last five on the PGA Tour
Just over a decade ago, Weir, an eight-time PGA Tour winner and by far the only major champion in Canada, began his battle with injuries. He’s had countless problems with his elbow and shoulder, plus his back he got divorced at the same time, This exacerbated his off-track problems
Now, however, Weir is thriving again as a constant presence on the Champions Tour leaderboards it was a huge change
Another change for Weir was his embrace of the next generation of leading Canadian tour stars Weir has always been open and always encouraged players to send him a note to ask any questions they had but this time it was Weir who took over.
Weir said he is a fan of Gary Player and other South Africans who play together – Trevor Emelman, Charles Schwartzl, Ernie Els and Luis Ostwiesen (the big champions, all) will come together for a match
“They got a chance to play with Gary and he saw the guys up close and I always thought he was really cool,” Weir said, “For me, it would be very exciting to be able to show guys about the course a little bit and play with them, watch their games, chat about things I’m really looking forward to it ”
However, players like Konners (Adam Haddwin and Nick Taylor are the others in the field) are looking more forward to tearing them up around Augusta National with a former winner
It’s one thing to fade into the background as the mentor kind and pass the jacket to the next batch of Canada’s PGA Tour winners and major champion contenders, but what did Weir think of his chances this week? Tuesday’s play partners will become Thursday’s rivals.
Weir admitted that it depends on the conditions of the training course, and he has already entered the week to see if his rivals are driving it 350 yards and that they hold a wedge in their hands when he has 5 irons, it is not fair to fight. April When Weir is not sure what his game will offer him now, in November, he has a bunch of works on the Champions Tour – a collection of works that give him more confidence in going to masters than he has been in 10 years
« I think golf has changed a lot so I don’t know where that puts me in my game, but I’m feeling good can I keep competing or have a great week or finish the race somewhere in the top 20, I’m not Sure “I just feel good about my game the best I have felt in a long time”
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