The Canadian Golf Hall of Fame should hold off on the plaque that commemorates Mike Weir’s induction this year.
“I have so much that I still want to accomplish both on the course and in helping to continue to grow the game in Canada, but this honour will always rank as one of the greatest of my career,” said Weir.
The 2003 Masters champion was officially named the hall’s 64th member and he will officially be inducted during the week of the RBC Canadian Open at Glen Abbey in Oakville, Ont., where the hall of fame is located.
Weir, 38, said he still plans to win more events on the PGA Tour, which would make him the all-time leading Canadian in that department. He is currently tied with George Knudson, each with eight.
“I was taken a little by surprise, but it was a nice surprise,” said Weir. “I guess my thoughts went to Vijay (Singh) a few years ago in the World Golf Hall of Fame. I know Vijay thinks he’s far from done.
“It’s nice to be honoured for your accomplishments up to this point,” said Weir, who has played in four Presidents Cups and grabbed the attention of Canadians with his victory over Tiger Woods in Sunday singles play at the 2007 edition at Royal Montreal.
Weir recognized that golf differs from other sports because players can compete at high levels into their 50s on the Champions Tour, which is why you have active hall of fame members such as Singh.
“I think it’s good for the game,” said Weir. “There are so many on the Champions Tour. I notice on the World Golf Hall of Fame, David Toms is up on the list there. There are players on the LPGA Tour still playing. I think it’s good.”