Canada Mike Weir -- 2003 Masters Champion

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  1. Darth-Schwartz Jedi Master

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    Canadian golfer Mike Weir brings green jacket home after Masters triumph
     


    Canadian Press

    Monday, April 14, 2003

    CREDIT: (AP /Dave Martin)

     
    Mike Weir, from Canada, waves to the attendees after getting the Green Jacket as the 2003 Masters Champion at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga., Sunday. (AP /Dave Martin)

     
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    TORONTO (CP) - Newly crowned Masters champion Mike Weir brought his green jacket home Monday. It was actually a loaner while the proper one is made at the Augusta National club.
    Weir flew in in the morning from Georgia after his whirlwind win. He said he didn't leave Augusta National until close to midnight when friends and family headed back to his rental house near the course.
    "We tried to round up a few Canadian beers but we couldn't find any," he said.
    He also said he had a conversation with Wayne Gretzky after the win.
    Weir held a news conference Monday and launched a line of golf accessories before heading to the Leafs-Flyers NHL playoff game Monday night.
    "I'm going to fly home right (to Utah) after the game and take three weeks off," he said.
    When asked how he felt about raising the whole country with his historic win, he replied: "That makes me feel pretty special actually ... It's a great honour."
  2. atomik Jedi Master

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    That's great! I dont follow golf that much but I did watch a part of the Augusta tourny this weekend. Really happy for him :)
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