Mike Weir named for Induction into Canadian Golf Hall of Fame

Mike WeirThe Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and the Royal Canadian Golf Association (RCGA) are proud to announce that Mike Weir has been elected as the 2009 inductee into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame.

With his induction, the Bright's Grove, Ont. native becomes the 64th honoured member of the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame. Weir also becomes the 20th male professional golfer in the Hall of Fame and matches George Knudson with the most victories by inductees who have played on the PGA Tour. 

"I am extremely honoured to share a place in the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame with the many names who have done so much for golf in Canada," said Weir. "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. I'd like to thank the RCGA, the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame, and Canadian fans for this honour and their support."

Weir will officially be inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame as part of the weeklong festivities for the 100th playing of the RBC Canadian Open taking place July 20-26 at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ont.

"Canada's Golf Hall of Fame continually seeks to recognize and celebrate distinction from golfers, contributors and supporters of the game and with his career accomplishments to date, Mike Weir most certainly has earned the distinction," said David Shaw, Chair of the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame. "2009 will mark a special year in Canadian golf history and we believe there is no better time to celebrate Mr. Weir's achievements than during the 100th playing of our national Open championship." 

 

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