It makes little sense that Mike Weir was recently inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame before he even became a member of the provincial one. Of course, some would argue that Weir gained early entrance into the national cadre but that is certainly is no fault of his own. He was going to eventually end up there anyways.
In any case the Golf Association of Ontario made it known today by press release that Weir will be the spotlight inductee for the tenth anniversary induction ceremony of the Ontario Hall of Fame.
This is the text that just arrived:
Uxbridge, ON – The Golf Association of Ontario announced today that Mike Weir has been selected as the 2010 inductee into the Ontario Golf Hall of Fame. Weir’s induction will mark the tenth anniversary of the Hall, which was established in the year 2000 to celebrate the contributions and accomplishments made by Ontarians to the game of golf.
With a new class inducted annually, Weir will become the 55th person to be welcomed into the Ontario Golf Hall of Fame. A former Ontario Amateur Champion (1990, 1992) and Ontario Junior Boys’ Champion (1998), Weir has become one of Canada’s most outstanding professional golfers, capturing numerous national and international titles including eight PGA tour victories.
Weir’s most notable achievement to date came in 2003 when the Bright’s Grove, Ontario native captured The Masters Tournament at Augusta National, becoming the first and only Canadian to earn golf’s coveted Green Jacket.
To commemorate the tenth anniversary of the Ontario Golf Hall of Fame, the Golf Association of Ontario will also be inviting back each of the 54 past inductees (or family members in the case of posthumous inductions) to the 2010 induction ceremony to further celebrate Ontario’s rich golf history.
The final date of the 2010 induction ceremony will be announced in the coming weeks.
For more information about the Ontario Golf Hall of Fame or past inductees, please visit www.gao.ca/oghf
About Mike Weir
After honing his skills as a young golfer at Huron Oaks Golf Club in Bright’s Grove, Ontario, Mike Weir has catapulted to the forefront of professional golf in Canada with his impressive playing career. At age 16, he captured his first national title with a victory at the 1986 Canadian Juvenile Championship, and followed that up two years later with the Ontario Junior title. He continued to progress with his first Ontario Amateur crown in 1990, and earned a second provincial victory in 1992.
Weir, The Canadian Tour Rookie of the Year (1993), went on to win the BC Tel Pacific Open and the Canadian Masters (1997) as well as the 1998 PGA Tour Q-School. He clinched his first PGA Tour victory in 1999 and has since gone on to win seven more titles including the 2003 Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia. In that same year, he was awarded the Lou Marsh Memorial Trophy by Canadian journalists as the outstanding Canadian Athlete of the Year.
Weir’s other accomplishments include representing the International Team at the President’s Cup (2000, 2003, 2005, 2007) and representing Canada at three World Cups (2000-2003). In 2009, Weir was inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and was also invested as a Member of the Order of Canada.