It has been reported few weeks ago that Brenan Little had left Weir for the opportunity to caddie Sean O’Hair this season. Both have been open and even blog about their views with their separation. Finally, the Canadian golf player Mike has found his season’s partner— Pete Bender.
More than three months ago, Weir took a break and has been recovering after a partial tear of ligament in his right elbow. Now, within two weeks he is scheduled to play in the Bob Hope Classic in the California dessert.
“I’m 100 per cent confident I’ll be back as one of the best players in the world,” Weir said.
To start 2011, Weir has been granted a minor medical exemption by the PGA Tour and will have five tournaments to try to bring his money total up to that of the 125th player on that money list in 2010.
That means Weir must add $227,885 to his 2010 earnings of $559,092 (151st) in order to keep a full-time card for 2011.
If he is unable to do that, Weir will still be able to invoke a lifetime earnings exemption he’s earned in order to play full-time this year. He has made more than $26 million the PGA Tour in his career.