CARLSBAD, Calif. — Ten years removed from his landmark victory at the 2003 Masters, TaylorMade Tour Staff professional Mike Weir is set to celebrate a significant career anniversary next week at Augusta National when he returns to the year’s first major championship. Weir’s career-defining victory at Augusta was remembered not only for his unparalleled wedge play and total performance but also for his use of the R580 TP driver, which he navigated around the famous layout inside Augusta National. To help celebrate the anniversary, we went deep into the archives to find the win advertisement that touted the headline “Weir No. 1” and paid homage to his Canadian heritage with the tagline “Nice goin’, eh?”
The one reality Weir faces heading into the year’s first major is his uncertain health, as he most recently withdrew from the Arnold Palmer Invitational with a rib injury. The Toronto Sun recently documented Weir’s uncertainty for the competition and highlighted his determination to overcome the pain and compete should he feel confident he will not risk further injury, even it it means foregoing practice rounds at Augusta before his opening tee time on Thursday.
In addition to the general fanfare surrounding Weir’s return having worn the Green Jacket 10 years ago, a new documentary film (produced by TaylorMade), titled “Four Days in April,” is soon to be released highlighting every detail of his unlikely victory at Augusta National. The trailer shines light on the inspirational story for the Canadian hero Weir and is scheduled to premiere April 10 at 9:30 p.m. on TSN. The global premiere is scheduled not long after, to air Saturday, April 13 at 2 p.m. EST.
Less than a week away from the opening round at Augusta, we’re hopeful that Weir will be able to overcome the rib injury and celebrate his 10th year anniversary in proper fashion at The Masters. Be sure and stay tuned to Tour Diaries throughout the week for updates on his status at Augusta as we continue to celebrate and recognize his incredible victory at The Masters a decade ago.