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Mike Weir Secures First PGA Champions Victory At Insperity Open

May 3, 2021, 10:29 AM
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Mike Weir of Canada hits his tee shot from the first tee box during the second round of the Charles Schwab Series at Ozarks National on August 25, 2020 in Branson, Missouri. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
(Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Former BYU and 2001 Masters Champion Mike Weir has won for the first time in 14 years after securing the Insperity Open on the PGA Champions Tour.

Weir, 50, is debuting on the Champions Tour for the first time in his career after enduring a long a prosperous PGA Tour career. His first season on the Champions Tour has rekindled Weir’s challenging ways. Just two events prior to his lone win this weekend, he finished in second place at the Cologuard Classic and has already earned over a million dollars in 2021.

The victory for Weir did not come easily, however. John Daly was playing in the group ahead of Weir, yet, found himself tied for the lead on the 18th hole on Sunday. Daly found the fairway but needed one more club on his approach as his golf ball found the bottom of the pond. Ultimately, Daly would make a double bogey, allowing Weir to waltz down the 18th comfortably and secure his two-shot victory.

“J.D. [John Daly] played great; it was unfortunate for him on the last,” Weir said after his win. “This means a lot. I played really well today. I’m still a little off with my putting. I made it hard on myself. But I hit the shots that I needed. It feels very good.”

Weir secured $337, 500 for his troubles. It is his first professional win since 2007 when he won the Fry’s Electronics Open.

Next up for Weir is a trip to Birmingham, Alabama, and Greystone Golf & Country Club where he will compete for the Regions Tradition.

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