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April 17, 2003 | Pete Thomas, Times Staff Writer
Mike Wilson always dreamed of winning the Masters, and on Monday he woke up to find that what had happened Sunday afternoon at Augusta National was no dream. He was indeed a winner. "Winning the Masters is something that, as a kid, I had always dreamed of," he said. "And now, to end up going there as the coach of a player who won it is beyond a dream come true. It's an amazing thing that obviously doesn't happen every day."
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April 14, 2003 | Thomas Bonk, Times Staff Writer
It never happens, does it? A ball in the bunker bouncing back and hitting the player in the chest. Tiger Woods making a charge in reverse. A Canadian winning a major. A left-hander winning the Masters. A playoff won with a bogey. If ever a Masters tournament was destined for an outcome either odd, quirky, unpredictable or downright strange, this surely was it, the one that Mike Weir claimed for his own with a bogey on the first playoff hole to defeat Len Mattiace. "A great day," Weir said.
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March 1, 2003
What a relief it was to read Monday's sports section and learn that Charles Howell would not have a scar after losing the Nissan Open to Mike Weir. How does Diane Pucin come up with such brilliant insights? David B. Radden Venice Bill Plaschke's articles are becoming more and more like Diane Pucin's. Are they the same person? Has anyone seen them at the same time? Gary A. Robb Los Feliz
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February 24, 2003 | Thomas Bonk, Times Staff Writer
Mike Weir must think he gets paid by the hole. Three weeks ago, he won the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, which you can do only if you last 90 holes over five days. Then on Sunday at the Nissan Open, he came from seven shots down to catch Charles Howell III, forced him into a playoff and won again on the second extra hole. Overtime, it's the Weir way. It may be the only method he knows, so you would have to say it's working out fairly well for him.
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February 24, 2003 | Steve Springer, Times Staff Writer
He casually practiced his putting stroke, seemingly oblivious to his surroundings as he rolled ball after ball in the general vicinity of the hole, exhibiting no reaction when nearly all the putts missed their target. At one point, he stopped to joke about two spectators poised precariously on a nearby tree in order to watch the 18th green at the Riviera Country Club on Sunday.
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January 4, 2002 | From Associated Press
The last time Mike Weir played on the PGA Tour, he was hitting his irons close to the flag on his way to victory in the Tour Championship. Two months later, only the scenery has changed. In the best ball-striking round of his career, Weir tied the Plantation Course record with a 10-under-par 63 on Thursday and built a three-stroke lead in the first round of the season-opening Mercedes Championships at Kapalua, Hawaii.
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March 4, 2001 | From Associated Press
Mike Weir had the perfect start and perfect finish Saturday in the Genuity Championship, where palm trees swaying in the wind suddenly turned another scoring assault into a day of survival at Miami. Weir knocked in a 40-foot eagle putt on the first hole using his three-wood, and closed out a wild, windy round at Doral with great approach shot for a birdie to give him a three-under-par 69 and a one-stroke lead over Hal Sutton.
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March 2, 2001 | From Associated Press
Mike Weir attacked the Blue Monster from the start, shooting a career-low 62 on Thursday for a two-stroke lead in the Genuity Championship at Miami. With two eagles on his first eight holes, Weir took advantage of nearly perfect conditions to post the lowest first-round score in the 40-year history at Doral. "The course is definitely there for the taking," said Weir, whose 62 was the lowest ever shot by a left-handed player on the PGA Tour.
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November 13, 2000 | From Associated Press
One of the greatest years in golf didn't end exactly the way Tiger Woods had planned Sunday in the American Express Championship at Sotogrande, Spain. Woods needed a birdie on the difficult 17th hole, a green he can reach in two with an eight-iron. But he put his drive into the trees and couldn't advance it out to the fairway. He then slammed his club into the side of his golf bag. Mike Weir had yet to play the 17th, a hole that produced four double bogeys and two triple bogeys.
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September 6, 1999 | From Associated Press
With a gallery full of countrymen cheering him on, Canadian Mike Weir used an eagle at the 14th hole as a springboard to his first PGA victory in the Air Canada Championship at Surrey Sunday. Weir shot a seven-under-par 64 for a total of 18-under 266 to pick up $450,000 and become the first Canadian to win on native soil since Pat Fletcher won the 1954 Canadian Open. Weir gave credit to his eagle from 159 yards on No.
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