The anxiety over Mike Weir losing full-time playing privileges on tour is at its peak, with golf fans and the media apparently convinced it’s over for the 2003 Masters champion.
For one thing, with all of the exemptions he will receive, things won’t seem all that much different than previous years for Weir, but there is reason to be concerned about his game after missing the cut once again at the Honda Classic, where he posted a bloated 22-over score.
Does that mean it’s over?
Much of the speculation that is focused on Weir has to do with his swing and while there are surely concerns there, confidence plays an important role in the success of that swing.
After his elbow injury last year and his disappointing start to the season, regaining his confidence is the main challenge ahead for Weir, just as it is with another guy in the headlines, Tiger Woods.
As daunting a task as that may be, it’s not an impossible dream. I talked about that very subject in my Monday Sun Media column, which you can read here: