Weir Showing Signs of Old Form After Lengthy Recovery
After almost 6 months, Weir returned to competition at the 2012 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Weir’s 2012 season was a complete nightmare. Weir played in 14 official PGA TOUR events and missed all 14 cuts.
Having lost full-status on the PGA TOUR, Weir elected to use one of his two career-earnings exemptions in order to play on the PGA TOUR for the 2013 season. Weir earned the special one-time one-year exemption having been among the top 25 in career earnings at the end of the preceding calendar year. Weir also has another year-long exemption left, awarded to players in the top 50 in career earnings.
Weir is able to selected his own schedule and gain entry into regular full-field events. Weir is not exempt into any invitationals or majors with the exception of The Masters. Weir’s 2003 victory earned him a lifetime exemption.
Despite missing his first two cuts of the 2013 season, Mike Weir has shown he is close to playing solid golf again. Weir is a cumulative 7-under-par through his first 5 rounds in 2013. In his first event of 2013, Weir narrowly missed the cut at the Sony Open in Hawaii by two-strokes. The next week at The Humana Challenge, Weir missed the cut again by 3-shots. Weir is currently in 3rd place at the Farmers Insurance Open after opening with a 6-under-par 66 first round at Torrey Pines North Course.