Mike Weir is nearing the end of his full-time PGA Tour career, but he’ll be eligible to play in the Masters as long as he likes as the tournament’s 2003 champion.
And who knows? Maybe this week’s return to Augusta National Golf Club will help him revive his career.
Masters tee times
Thursday-Friday All times MDT a-amateur
5:45 a.m.-8:52 a.m. » Stewart Cink, Tim Clark
5:56 a.m.-9:03 a.m. » Ian Woosnam, John Huh, Kevin Stadler
6:07 a.m.-9:14 a.m. » Ben Crenshaw, Y.E. Yang, Jonas Blixt
6:18 a.m.-9:25 a.m. » Mark O’Meara, Steven Bowditch, a-Jordan Niebrugge
6:29 a.m.-9:36 a.m. » John Senden, Boo Weekley, David Lynn
6:40 a.m.-9:47 a.m. » Craig Stadler, Scott Stallings, Martin Kaymer
6:51 a.m.-10:09 a.m. » Tom Watson, Billy Horschel, Brendon de Jonge
7:02 a.m.-10:20 a.m. » Mike Weir, Matt Every, Robert Castro
7:13 a.m.-10:31 a.m. » Angel Cabrera, Gary Woodland, Ian Poulter
7:24 a.m.-10:42 a.m. » Fred Couples, Webb Simpson, a-Chang-woo Lee
7:35 a.m.-10:53 a.m. » Graeme McDowell, Rickie Fowler, Jimmy Walker
7:57 a.m.-11:04 a.m. » Zach Johnson, K.J. Choi, Steve Stricker
8:08 a.m.-11:15 a.m. » Miguel Angel Jimenez, Bill Haas, Matteo Manassero
8:19 a.m.-11:26 a.m. » Hideki Matsuyama, Brandt Snedeker, Jamie Donaldson
8:30 a.m.-11:37 a.m. » Charl Schwartzel, Jim Furyk, Thorbjorn Olesen
8:41 a.m.-11:48 a.m. » Adam Scott, Jason Dufner, a-Matthew Fitzpatrick
8:52 a.m.-11:59 a.m. » Jordan Spieth, Patrick Reed, Rory McIlroy
9:03 a.m.-5:45 a.m. » Kevin Streelman, D.A. Points
9:14 a.m.-5:56 a.m. » Larry Mize, Branden Grace, a-Michael McCoy
9:25 a.m.-6:07 a.m. » Sandy Lyle, Matt Jones, Ken Duke
9:36 a.m.-6:18 a.m. » Jose Maria Olazabal, Lucas Glover, a-Garrick Porteous
9:47 a.m.-6:29 a.m. » Nick Watney, Stephen Gallacher, Darren Clarke
10:09 a.m.-6:40 a.m. » Vijay Singh, Thomas Bjorn, Ryan Moore
10:20 a.m.-6:51 a.m. » Matt Kuchar, Louis Oosthuizen, Thongchai Jaidee
10:31 a.m.-7:02 a.m. » Trevor Immelman, Graham DeLaet, a-Oliver Goss
10:42 a.m.-7:13 a.m. » G. Fernandez-Castano, Derek Ernst, Sang-Moon Bae
10:53 a.m.-7:24 a.m. » Bernhard Langer, Francesco Molinari, Chris Kirk
11:04 a.m.-7:35 a.m. » Jason Day, Dustin Johnson, Henrik Stenson
11:15 a.m.-7:57 a.m. » Bubba Watson, Luke Donald, Sergio Garcia
11:26 a.m.-8:08 a.m. » Joost Luiten, Marc Leishman, Hunter Mahan
11:37 a.m.-8:19 a.m. » Keegan Bradley, Victor Dubuisson, Peter Hanson
11:48 a.m.-8:30 a.m. » Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els, Justin Rose
11:59 a.m.-8:41 a.m. » Harris English, Lee Westwood, Russell Henley
The Sandy resident and former BYU golfer, who will turn 44 in May, is playing the 2013-14 PGA Tour season via his last exemption as a top-25 career money-winner. He would have to do something spectacular in the next four months to retain full access for next season.
Weir has made the 36-hole cut in only four of 14 events this season — and once in this calendar year, tying for 56th place in the recent Valero Texas Open. He has earned less than $50,000 in 2013-14, barely adding to his $27 million career total.
"Right now, my game is feeling pretty good," Weir said this week on his website. "I know that may sound strange considering my results of late, but I feel I’m hitting it well but just not able to score. It seems that every round I’ll have one three-putt or one bad tee shot that throws things off, and if I can eliminate those and play some steady golf, I should be able to start scoring. I really feel as though all parts of my game are coming together."
After missing the cut in the Masters in 2004 as the defending champion, Weir played all four rounds in each of the next six tournaments. But he’s missed the cut three years in a row, shooting 72-79 last April.
Weir will play the first two rounds of the 2014 event with Matt Every and Roberto Castro, teeing off Thursday at 7:02 a.m. MDT.
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