Mike Weir playing great golf on the Champions Tour

Journal Staff

Bright’s Grove native Mike Weir continued a strong rookie season on the Champions Tour last week, finishing second at the Dominion Energy Charity Classic in Richmond, Virginia.

Weir took a three-shot lead after three rounds but was overtaken down the stretch by fellow lefty Phil Michelson.

“I felt good, really good, to be in that position,” Weir told PGAtour.com. “I felt ready to do it. Just except for a bit of a cold putter, I would have had a really good chance.”

In his first eight events on the 50-and-over Champions Tour, the Sarnia sporting legend has posted three top-10s and finished among the top four in two of his past three events.

The strong showing moved him up to 19th on the money list, with earnings of $475,673 this season.

“I’m starting to make a few putts,” he said. “My first few events I wasn’t really great on the greens at all. I think overall my game is rounding into shape.”

Weir and Michelson along with Ernie Els and Jim Furyk are part of the strongest Champions Tour rookie classes in recent memory. Weir and Furyk both turned 50 on May 12, when the tour was still on COVID-19 hiatus.

Before joining the senior circuit, Mike Weir won eight times on the PGA Tour between 1999 and 2007, including a Masters, The Tour Championship and a WGC event. He also posted 10 runner-up finishes.