Thanks to Bob Weeks at Score for pointing out a story on Mike Weir for the Salt Lake Tribune. The piece gives a good sense of what Weir is up to and gives a shout out to Canadiangolfer.com at the end.
Weir hired a new teacher, former tour player Grant Waite. The cure of his swing problems probably includes time away from the tour. He may not have not much choice. Weir is playing in this week’s Memorial Tournament in Ohio via an invitation from host Jack Nicklaus, and sponsor exemptions and past champion status will give him only a few other opportunities to play this season.
Weir tied for 52nd place in a European Tour event in Spain in March, but has not qualified for weekend play in any of his eight PGA Tour starts. His most recent check came in July; before that, he made a 36-hole cut in January. His total earnings for 2011-12: $23,312.
Yesterday Weir made five double bogeys in his round at the Memorial. I don’t recall the last time I saw that on the PGA Tour.