No Waste Management for Weir

Instead, Canada’s top golfer (who destroyed Alvaro Quiros today 8-and-6 at the Accenture Match Play) will be heading to the Olympics:

Mike Weir hasn’t missed the annual PGA Tour stop in Scottsdale, Ariz., (now called the Waste Management Phoenix Open) since 1999, but the erstwhile hockey player is making an exception this year — and for good reason. The Winter Olympics begin next week in his native Canada.

“Yeah, I don’t think I can miss that,” said the former Masters champion, who is venturing to Vancouver after next week’s Accenture Match Play Championship in Tucson.

Weir has functions to attend for his sponsors, Thompson Reuters and Royal Bank of Canada, but he’d be attending anyway on the grounds of both national pride and genuine interest. He plans to attend figure skating and speed skating events as well as several hockey games.

“I”m really looking forward to it. It’s been awhile,” said Weir, who last attended the Winter Olympics in 2002 when they were held near his home in Salt Lake City, Utah. “I love the Winter Olympics, and now my kids are at an age where they can really enjoy it, too. It’s just going to be a nice week.”

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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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    HE says WHEN he will issue a statement,
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    HE controls the questions he will be asked!
    He controls WHO will be asking thoes questions!
    He has done NOTHING that is exceptional, like millions of men,
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    The press is the driving force in regard to all the ‘fuss’!
    In the ‘press’s’ desperartion to have ‘SOMETHING’ to write about,
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