Weir watch

JOHN HERBERT -- Free Press Golf Reporter

, Last Updated: 7:32 AM ET

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Weir is skipping the next two events on the PGA Tour as he prepares for the Canadian Open Sept. 8-11 at Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club in Vancouver. He's also playing in the President's Cup in September for the world team against the U.S. "I am going to continue to work hard these next two weeks and look forward to returning to British Columbia rested and prepared for the Bell Canadian Open,'' he said on his website. "Overall, I'm pleased with where my game is heading right now. I'm finally healthy enough that I can work hard on my swing and fundamentals, and also get into the right positions with my setup. That gives me lots of confidence heading into an important closing stretch on my schedule.'' Weir has struggled with a back injury much of the season.

On the money

Weir has won $1,286,567, including $52,00 last week in the World Golf Championship event at the Firestone club in Akron, Ohio.

Best round

Weir's 69 in the third round Saturday in the WGC event was his best in months. The last time Weir shot in the 60s was at the Masters, carding a 68 in the third round.

Canadians on Tour

This week, the PGA Tour is in Cromwell, Conn., for the Buick Championship, where David Hearn, Glen Hnatiuk and Ian Leggatt will be competing. Ahmad Bateman, Carl Desjardins, Jon Mills and David Morland IV are playing in the Nationwide Tour's, Cleveland Open in Highland Heights, Ohio. Isabelle Beisiegel, Dawn Coe-Jones, A.J. Eathorne, Nancy Harvey and Lorie Kane are in Dublin, Ohio, for the LPGA's Wendy's Championship.

Tiger tales

Tiger Woods has won nine of the 18 World Golf Championship events he has played in, and he has earned about $11.6 million from these tournaments alone, more than 20 per cent of his career earnings.


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