"I'm the small guy who's trying to prove himself," Weir said.
Nigel Dickson
Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Mike Weir is not the best golfer in the world. He's not the biggest or fastest or longest. And he knows it better than anyone.

"I wish I was a lot better, but I am what I am," he says with candor surprising for a Tour pro. "I think my grit puts me over the edge."

That grit, of course, helped the 37-year-old break through in the first place, rising to 5th in the World Ranking after winning the 2003 Masters. All of Canada stomped its heels for its native son, but he barely had time to enjoy the view from the top before his game dipped south.

At the 2004 Canadian Open, a fan slapped him on the back, causing an injury that would plague him for three years. He missed six cuts in a span of seven starts in 2005. He played well in spurts but couldn't close in 2006, shooting a final-round 78 at Pebble Beach (T3) and a 79 at the Players Championship (T22). Critics said he wasn't working hard enough. It seemed his best days were behind him.

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