My latest National Post column, from a sit down with Mike Weir on Monday, is now posted. Find it here.
Here’s a taste:
The numbers tell the truth, but Mike Weir is confident he will make a liar of them yet.
There is no reason Weir should feel strongly about a year in which he fired his coach, jumped feet first onto the latest golf craze — the concept of the so-called “stack and tilt” swing — and adjusted his putting stroke. He is averaging fewer birdies and fewer greens in regulation this year, his best Tour finish is a tie for 19th, and he sits 18th in the Presidents Cup standings. The top 10 players will be guaranteed spots in Montreal in late September.
But the Canadian lefty insisted this week that he is close to returning to the form that saw him win multiple times in 2003. Winning, Weir said, is just a few putts that find the bottom of the cup away.
“I see a lot of progress when I go out on the course,” he said at his children’s hospital fundraiser at Sunningdale Golf and Country Club in London, Ont. “I feel much more consistent, much more confident. I know the results haven’t been there, but I feel much more confident in my game. I feel I have a direction and a plan all the time.”