Mike Weir is a Canadian professional golfer. He was born on May 12, 1970 in Brights Grove, Ontario. He learned to play golf at Huron Oaks Golf Course, and was coached by Steve Bennett. While attending St. Clair Secondary School in Sarnia, Weir won the 1988 Ontario Junior Championship. Later, he went on to win the Ontario Amateur Championship in 1990 and 1992, and reached a tie for 2nd place at the 1991 Canadian Amateur Championship. He also finished a clear second place in the same Canadian event in 1992.
Weir turned pro in 1992, and participated in the Canadian Professional Golf Tour. He had his first PGA Tour win in 1999 at the Air Canada Championship of that year, which was held at Surrey, British Columbia. That win made him the first Canadian to win a PGA Tour event in Canada in a span of 45 years.
By 2003, Weir won the Masters Tournament held at Augusta, Georgia. This made him the first Canadian male to win a professional major championship, aside from this, he also became the second left-handed golfer to win in any of the four majors. Weir is actually right-handed, but he plays golf left-handed.
Weir, in 2004, became one of the few players who won back-to-back championships at the Nissan Open. To date, he is the 20th player who has multiple wins at the Nissan Open.
Over the following years, Weir had a series of wins and appearances at different events. Overall, he has a total of 15 wins. Among these wins, 8 are PGA Tour wins (including 1 Major Championship win and 1 World Golf Championship win). In June of 2007, an announcement came out that Weir would be appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada. Previously, in 2003, he was already appointed to the Order of Ontario.Recently, Weir was reported to have gone back to his previous coach who helped him reach his early 2000s fame. Unfortunately, his 2010 season had to end early as he suffered from a torn ligament somewhere on his right elbow. He will be back in 2011 using a major medical exemption.