Mike Weir actually wins one: It's O Canada in Scottsdale bars!
There aren’t that many tourists in Scottsdale right now. But the ones who are in Arizona’s top party town early tend to be Canadians. Probably because they know their country usually turns into one big block of ice around October 1st.
It couldn’t have worked out better for the Canuck snowbirds in the Fry’s Electronics Open though. Mike Weir - the only Canadian golfer anyone’s ever heard of - actually remembered that pros are supposed to win the occasional tournament. So Weir battled the 25 mph winds at Grayhawk’s Raptor Course (in Canada, they call that a lovely day) and posted a final round 68 for his first win in 3 and 1/2 years.
Which caused the Canadian fans at Grayhawk - and honestly they were the only people in town who seemed to realize a PGA Tour event was going on - to break into a chorus of “O Canada” as Weir walked off the 18th green.
Somehow, Canadian Phoenix transplants Steve Nash and Wayne Gretzky missed this historic moment. Or maybe, they just understand what true big sports moments are. Regardless, it’s a big win for Weir because he never wins and now sportswriters can claim his glorified exhibition match triumph over Tiger Woods at the Presidents Cup actually meant something.
It was an even bigger win if you happened to show up at a Scottsdale bar with Canadians in it on Sunday night. Mention Weir and suddenly you had a free beer. You can’t say Canadians aren’t generous - and delightfully happy over the littlest things. It’s like running into a bunch of kindergarteners who can drink.
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My intervention has a noble motive: do not let ignorance tarnish a golf blog. You will therefore find here a few references about George Knudson, whom you should know since you are not 12 years old.
PGA Tour Victories
1961 Coral Gables Open
1963 Portland Open
1964 Fresno Open
1967 New Orleans Open
1968 Phoenix Open
1968 Tucson Open
1972 Robinson Open
1972 Kaiser International Open
Individual champion, World Cup, 1966
World Cup winner with Al Balding, 1968
Canadian Professional Golfers Association champion, 1964, ’67-68, ’76-77
Millar Trophy winner, 1966
Canadian Junior champion, 1955
Manitoba Junior champion, 1954-55
Enjoy the learning experience.
Anything to get numbers and ask boss for a raise.
Your handle is quite appropriate.
I assume that your post is meant to be some sort of a joke.
In case your serious, I suggest that you do a bit of research.
Nash was born in South Africa, but he has been a Canadian citizen for most of his life.
Oprah was born in Mississippi, and has spent the majority of her career first in Nashville and then Chicago. I doubt if she ever worked in Canada.
Leno was born in New York and has done nearly all of his entertaining in the USA.
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