Mike Weir takes walk down Masters memory lane

Canadian golfer Mike Weir receiving his green jacket from former champion Tiger Woods after Weir...

Canadian golfer Mike Weir receiving his green jacket from former champion Tiger Woods after Weir won the 2003 Masters Championship at the Augusta National Golf Club, April 13, 2003. (REUTERS/Shaun Best)

TIM MCKAY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:02 PM ET

The enduring image from the 2003 Masters is Mike Weir with both fists in the air, having just tapped in to win.

A memorable moment, to be sure, because of all it stood for: The culmination of years trying to get to that point, the history of becoming the first lefty and first Canadian to win the Masters.

But the most memorable shot of that tournament, said Weir last week, is the putt that got him into the playoff against Len Mattiace.

"I think, obviously, that putt on 18," Weir said. "There were so many during the week, but I'd have to say the putt, obviously, that's the most memorable one that sticks out.

"It had a kind of a finality to it. Either I make it and we move on or I miss it and the tournament is over."

It was a just an eight-footer, a mere formality for Weir on most other days in that era of his career, but this was golf's biggest stage with the tournament hanging in the balance.


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