Mike Weir (Golfer) - Bio, Net Worth, Married, Wife, Girlfriend, Age, Nationality, Family, Career Earnings, Ranking, Caddy, Facts, Wiki, Height, Kids
Michael Richard Weir, popularly known as Mike Weir is a Canadian professional golfer. He turned professional in 1992 and currently plays on the PGA Tour. He is one of few left-handed golfers. He is best known for winning the Masters in 2003 and is the only Canadian to ever win a major event. He reached the career-high ranking of World No. 3 in 2003. He remained in the top-10 ranking between 2001 and 2005. As of 2020, he has recorded 8 PGA Tour wins. He has won 2 European Tours as well. He was awarded the Lionel Conacher Award three times from 2001 to 2003.
He played college golf at Brigham Young University.
What is Mike Weir Famous For?
- Won the Masters in 2003.
- The only Canadian to win a major tournament.
Where is Mike Weir From?
Mike Weir was born on 12 May 1970. His birth name is Michael Richard Weir. His birth place is in Sarnia, Ontario in Canada. He holds Canadian nationality. His home town is in the Sarnia Suburb of Brights Grove. He was born to a father, Richard Weir, and a mother, Rowie Weir. He belongs to the White ethnicity and his religion Christianity. He has two older brothers, Jim and Craig.
Regarding his educational background, he attended St. Michael Elementary School in Brights Grove and St. Clair Secondary School in Sarnia. He initially started playing hockey and was a natural left-handed player. He gave up hockey in his early teenage years. He picked up golf. After graduating from high school, he attended Brigham Young University. He graduated from Brigham Young with a Bachelor's degree in Recreation Management.
Mike Weir Junior Career
- Weir learned to play golf at Huron Oaks Golf Course, where he was coached by Steve Bennett.
- He worked as a caddy and in a pro shop.
- He made his mind to pursue golf in his latter career after he met golf legend Jack Nicklaus at the age of 11.
- He won a junior tournament when he was 12. As a winner, he received a complete set of irons.
- He had written for advice to Nicklaus whether to switch to the right hand or not. Nicklaus suggested him to play left-handed. And he never switched to the right hand.
- In 1988, he won the Ontario Junior Championship.
- He won the Ontario Amateur Championship in 1990 and 1992.
- He tied for 2nd at the 1991 Canadian Amateur Championship.
- He finished a clear second in the 1992 Canadian Amateur Championship.
- He was an All-American selection at BYU in 1992 on the Second Team.
- Weir turned professional in 1992.
- He started on the Canadian Professional Golf Tour.
- He won 3 events on the Canadian Professional Golf Tour.
- He also played some events on the Asian PGA Tour.
- He first reached the PGA tour in 1998.
- He qualified for the PGA Tour after being a medalist at the final Qualifying School tournament.
- He won his first PGA Tour at the 1999 Air Canada Championship.
- He won the Tour Championship in a playoff in 2001.
- He began the 2003 season winning two tournaments: Bob Hope Chrysler Classic and the Nissan Open.
- He won the 2003 Masters Tournament in April.
- He tied for third at the U.S. Open in June 2003.
- This result moved him to his highest ranking in his career at No. 3.
- He was awarded the Lou Marsh Trophy for outstanding Canadian athlete of the year for his overall performance in 2003.
- He won the Nissan Open in 2004, becoming the sixth player in Nissan Open history in consecutive years.
- He did not win any tournaments for more than 3 years after the Nissan Open win in 2004.
- He won his first event after three years at the 2007 Fry's Electronics Open.
- He tied with George Knudson for most PGA Tour wins by a Canadian with eight PGA Tour wins.
- His 2010 and 2011 season was affected by injuries.
- His 2010 season ended early with a torn ligament on his right elbow. He had to go elbow surgery.
- He was demoted to the Past Champions category in 2011. He failed to earn PGA Tour status.
- He returned to golf at the At&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am in 2012. He finished at +6.
- He activated his European Tour membership for 2012 as he did not have full status on the PGA Tour.
- He used a special exemption reserved for the top 25 on the career PGA Tour money list to regain his PGA Tour playing privileges for 2013.
- He finished runner-up at the Byron Nelson Championship in 2014. It was his best finished since his last win in 2007.
- He finished inside the top 125 on the money list and left him exempt for the 2014-15 season.
- Weir withdrew from the 2015 RBC Canadian Open and took an indefinite leave of absence from golf competition.
- He joined the TNT broadcast as an on-course reporter for the 2016 PGA Championship.
- Weir was named as a captain's assistant to Nick Price for the 2017 Presidents Cup competition.
- He took advantage of an exemption for former PGA Tour members aged 48 and 49 and played the entire season on the Web.com Tour in 2019.
- He has represented Team Canada 6 times (1997, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2006, and 2007) in the World Cup.
- He was part of the International Team five times (2000, 2003, 2005, 2007, and 2009) in the Presidents Cup.
Mike Weir Honors
- He was appointed to the Order of Ontario in 2003.
- He was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada in 2007.
- He was inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame in 2017.
Mike Weir Wife
Mike Weir is a divorced man. He was previously married to Bricia Weir. The couple got married in 1994. The couple shares two daughters, Elle Marisa and Lili. The couple divorced in 2014. He is currently dating former The Bachelor star Michelle Money. The couple has been dating since 2016.
He currently lives in Sandy, Utah in the United States.
Mike Weir Height
Mike Weir stands at a height of 1.75 m i.e. 5 feet and 9 inches tall. He has a body weight of 155 lbs i.e. 70 kg. He has an athletic body build. His eye color is dark brown and his hair color is black. His sexual orientation is straight.
Mike Weir Net worth
Mike Weir is a professional golfer. In his long career, he won 8 PGA Tour events including the 2003 Masters. As of 2019, he has accumulated the career earnings of over $28 million from his golfer career. His other income comes from sponsorship deals and his business ventures. The Thompson Corporation was the lead corporate sponsor for Weir from 2008 to 2013. His net worth is estimated at $25 million at present.
Trivias About Mike Weir You Need To Know.
- He is a right-hander but plays golf left-handed.
- After winning his first PGA Tour event, the 1999 Air Canada Championship, he became the first Canadian to win a PGA Tour event in Canada in 45 years.
- He is the only Canadian male ever to win a professional major championship.
- Weir became only the second left-handed golfer to win any of the four majors after he won the 2003 Masters Tournament.
- He is the sixth player to win Nissan Open in consecutive years.
- He is also the 20th player to post multiple wins at the Nissan Open.
- He cites defeating Tiger Woods in the Presidents Cup in 2007 was more special than winning the Masters.
- Creekside Estate Winery has produced several wines for Weir.
- Brennan Little caddied for Weir from 1999 to 2010.
- He was selected as #12 on a list of Canada's 100 Greatest Athletes of All Time in 2010.
- A park in Brights Grove, Ontario is named for Weir, located at 43.027°N 82.278°W.
- There is a street in Draper, Utah named after him.