I have a superstition.
The shot I'd like over?
It was one I hit against that turkey [points to Vijay Singh walking by] on the 18th at last year's Canadian Open. I hit a good drive on a par 5 and had a 7-iron left, but I hooked it into the back bunker and made bogey. I should have two-putted for the win.
Something happened that day
that a lot of people don't know about. It was so loud and intense. I had to yawn to pop my ears because so many people were screaming--it was like a rock concert. The ropes were really tight. People were pushing in. I was playing great. I had the lead. I birdied 10. Then a guy in a hockey jersey who'd had too much to drink grabbed me by the neck and shoulder as I walked by. He gave me a "Way to go, Weirsie!" and gave me a big pull. I strained my neck, so I can't move my head to the right. No excuses, but that's caused a lot of my [struggles] this year.
Years ago, at the Canadian Open, I was next to Nick Price
I don't watch a lot of TV. Kim Possible The Incredibles.
People don't realize how difficult the courses on Tour are.
My unluckiest shot
My luckiest shot?
[Smiles] I don't hit lucky shots. Whenever something good happens, I meant to do it.
|Hit wicked wedges|
|Mike Weir makes up for a lack of length with a wicked wedge game. Here are his three keys to stuffing the three-quarter wedge.|
|Setup narrow your stance, with your feet hip-width apart and the ball just left of center. Grip down on the handle for control and stand closer to the ball to compensate for making the club shorter.|
|Backswing Turn until your left arm is about parallel to the ground; hinge your wrists fully, creating a 90-degree angle between your lead forearm and the club. Keep your feet planted and knees level to avoid over-swinging.|
|Downswing Turn your chest to the target while keeping your lower body quiet. This is key: You must rotate your body through the shot. Your speed coming down controls your power at impact--and the shot's distance.|