Height: 5 ft. 9 in
Weight: 155 lbs
College: Brigham Young University
Turned Pro: 1992
Birthplace: Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
Sponsor: Taylor Made
The left hander was a second team selection for the All American team in 1992 while playing college golf at Brigham Young University. After graduating in 1992, he turned pro. He played on his native Canadian Tour initially after turning pro. He has won three times on the Tour to date. He also played a bit on the Asian Tour. Weir won a PGA Tour card for the first time for the 1998 season after successfully coming through Q School. He played 27 times in his rookie season, making thirteen cuts. His two top 10s were not enough for him to keep his card. He successfully re won it at Q School.
His first of eight PGA Tour wins came in his homeland at the Air Canada Championship after he shot an astonishing 64-64 over the weekend to defeat Fred Funk by two strokes. This made him the first Canadian golfer to win on the Tour for over 45 years. He also finished runner-up at the Motorola Western Open and had a 3rd place finish on his way to ending his second year on Tour 23rd on the money list.
Weir would win a WGC event the following year after holding off Lee Westwood by two shots at the WGC-American Express Championship. He would also lose a play-off to David Toms at the Michelob Championship at Kings Mill. Weir would win another big event the following season, this time at the season ending Tour Championship where he won on the first hole of a four man play-off. This took him to 11th on the money list.
Weir had the year of his career in 2003 when he won three times including his first and only Major Championship. It was an incredible couple of months for Weir. In early March, he won the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic. Two weeks later, he won the Nissan Open after a play-off against Charles Howell III. Finally to top it off, he claimed a Green Jacket at the Masters after beating Len Mattiace in a play-off. He was the first left hander to win the event and the first Canadian to win a Major Championship. Weir came close to winning that year’s US Open but ended up in 3rd place. He reached a career high 3rd in the World Rankings and would finish 5th on the money list. Weir has won twice more on Tour since 2003 but has struggled in recent years due to injury. He recently announced that he would be taking a break from the game due to personal reasons.