Weir: "It'll take time to get back to where I want to be."

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 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.

The whole Tribune story is here. 

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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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  • Weeksie is really working overtime this week with his Weirsie defence. I think he had 3 positive mentions in his blog this week.

  • It’s unfortunate to see Weir struggle and his 83-81 at Memorial this week and three consecutive rounds over 80 won’t help his confidence. I’m sure Weir’s fan club president over at Score will find a way to promote this as a step forward, though.

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