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Weir named International Team Captain of 2024 Presidents Cup

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Tara Jeffrey

Mike Weir will captain the International Team for the 2024 Presidents Cup.

“Presidents Cup has become such a big part of my career,” the Bright’s Grove native said in a press release Wednesday, as Presidents Cup and PGA Tour officials made the announcement, noting the event will return to Canada for the first time since 2007.

“So to be here here in this moment announced as captain of the 2024 International Team is surreal.”

Mike Weir was announced as International captain for the 2024 Presidents Cup, Wednesday at the Bell Centre in Montreal. (Photo Courtesy PGATOUREntertainment)

The 2024 event will be held at the Royal Montreal Golf Club, Sept. 24 to 29.
Weir, 52, an eight-time PGA Tour winner, was the first Canadian to ever compete in the Presidents Cup, and appeared in five Cups (2000, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009).

In 2007, the Presidents Cup was staged in Canada for the first time, with Weir delivering a 3-1-1 record highlighted by a 1-up victory over Tiger Woods in Singles.

“When I look back, I have so many incredible memories associated with this event,” Weir added. “Whether it be my debut in 2000; winning my Singles match against Tiger in 2007 at Royal Montreal; witnessing Ernie create the shield in 2019; and then seeing Trevor carry that momentum in 2022.

“Now as I look with anticipation toward 2024, I couldn’t be more excited to lead the International Team into my home country of Canada for what will surely be the experience of a lifetime.”

Mike Weir was announced as International captain for the 2024 Presidents Cup, Wednesday at the Bell Centre in Montreal. (Photo Courtesy PGATOUREntertainment)

Weir previously served as captain’s assistant in three consecutive playings, and is ‘the right leader at the right time’ said PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan.

“As an icon in his homeland, he certainly will have the full support for the Canadian fans in building a distinct homefield advantage for the International Team.”
The St. Clair Secondary School grad was an all-round athlete who honed his golfing skills at Huron Oaks.

After attending Brigham Young University in the U.S. he joined the Canadian Tour and was named Rookie of the Year in 1993.

After turning professional in 1992, Weir won his first PGA Tour title at the 1999 Air Canada Championship, becoming the first Canadian to win on tour since Richard Zokol. He went on to win seven additional titles, including the 2003 Masters.

In 2017, he joined the greatest athletes in the nation’s history by being was named to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame.

He currently competes on PGA Tour Champions, where he notched his first victory at the 2021 Insperity Invitational.

“Captaining the team at this golf course is going to carve out an entire new piece of history in my career that can’t be replaced,” Weir said. “I have such a deep sense of pride bringing the team home knowing that in my opinion, the people of Canada are the most loyal and passionate sports fans in the world. We are hopeful to have a few Canadians on the team that will help muster up some of the loudest roars the event has ever heard.”

 

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