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This just crossed my desk from the fine folks at IMG Sports. Turns out Mike Weir, who skips the Telus Skins Game because he has Bell Canada on his hat, will turn up to play in PEI this summer in the made-for-TV event Legends of Golf. The first year was Jack Nicklaus versus Tom Watson in a remake of the “Duel in the Sun,” except this one was in PEI, not at Turnberry. Rumor had it that Greg Norman was going to take on Nick Faldo this year, but apparently that is now off.

I have always looked back fondly on playing at Crowbush Cove in 1998 and am very excited about the chance to return to Prince Edward Island this summer, said Weir. Not only is PEI home to some of the best golf in Canada, but its also home to some of the friendliest people you could meet. I dont get the chance to play in Canada as much as I would like, so I literally jumped at the chance to return to play in PEI.

So Weir is in, but who is he going to take on? My choice is clear.

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A bestselling author and award-winning columnist, Robert Thompson has been writing about business and sports, and particularly golf, for almost two decades. His reporting and commentary on golf has appeared in Golf Magazine, the Globe and Mail, T&L Golf and many other media outlets. Currently Robert is a columnist with Global Golf Post, golf analyst for Global News and Shaw Communications, and Senior Writer to ScoreGolf. The Going for the Green blog was launched in 2004.

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  • Given that this event probably will not get any attention outside of Canada, I would like to see Weir against Ames, with the caveat that the winner get picked to be on the International team of the President Cup while the loser will decline even if he gets picked.

    With this at stake, this might generate enough interest within the country.

  • Golf is a nasty game. one micrometer off of center and you find yourself in 119th place on money list.
    Part of the problem is that virtually all Canadian homegrown golfers have no personality when it comes to marketing and the “YO” factor. just because golf is like that. doesn’t surprise me Bell is looking for a side-door. Wier’s masters win has virtually gone unnoticed.
    Look at Sergio, hasn’t won a major, yet commands the big bucks from Michelob, etc. why?? he has charisma.
    Mike Weir, great guy, but sometimes you can just be too nice!
    All of our canadian boys are just sooo disgustingly nice, that it puts you to sleep. hard enough keeping people awake on a sunday afternoon at the Bell Cana. Open.

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