Mike Weir shares alot of similarities to David Duval as far as where their games have gone since the early 2000s. They both show a bit to start each season now but fall later on.
As a big Duval fan I share the pain but at least Mike has strung together a few nice ones. Enough to get some traction back in his career. If only a little.
Ive attended quite a few Canadian Opens being so close to Ontario and even well after his game has fallen off, Canadians still follow him like Tiger during the tournament. Good to see as Mike has earned it. Certainly had a good enough stretch to consider his career very successful. He might not have had the overall depth of resume as Duval (money list perhaps but that is skewed based on growing purses) but in comparison even a small window of success (5-6 years) doesnt make your accomplishments any less.
If I had to pick between the 2 to win again Id pick Duval. Certainly some bias but Mikes problem is his length. If hes not hitting it straight he cant rely enough on length or other parts of his game. Duvals length is still competitive enough to score even if mistakes off the tee are made.
Be fun to see both guys win a few again before senior tour.
As for Canada in general its nice to see DeLaet emerge as a legitimate contender on tour. His game I always felt had enough in it to be better than Weir overall. Hes got more distance as well. Whether he lives up to it is another question.