Through dark times, Mike Weir always believed in his game

Mike Weir finished second at the Byron Nelson Championship last weekend and says he is having fun...

Mike Weir finished second at the Byron Nelson Championship last weekend and says he is having fun again. (AFP)

Jon McCarthy, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:49 PM ET

“Dad, get out there.”

In the end, that was the motivation Mike Weir needed.

When you have made $27 million on the course, won your country’s first major, battled injury, your swing and criticism, there comes a time when you wonder if the grind is still worthwhile.

And then your kids tell you they want to see if you’ve still got it. There isn’t a man alive who is able to duck that kind of challenge.

“If they would have said ‘we want you home’ I probably would, but they want me out there, they’re encouraging and I’m having fun,” said Weir from the HP Byron Nelson Championship in Texas, where he pulled Canadians away from their long-weekend chores with a second-place finish.

Weir’s boys, 14 and 16, are now old enough to appreciate dad’s achievements. The pair weren’t even grade-school age when Weir won the 2003 Masters.

 


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