Mike Weir called out by angry PGA Tour rookie

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• Mike Weir's RBC Heritage withdrawal prompts anger from rookie
• Dawie van der Walt tweets, then deletes, his his thoughts on Weir
• Canadian has played the weekend just 20 times in last 99 events

MIKE WEIR | DAWIE VAN DER WALT | PGA TOUR

Mike Weir has been called out by a PGA Tour rookie after withdrawing from the RBC Heritage.


The 2003 Masters champion, playing in the event at Hilton Head on a sponsor’s invite, shot an eight-over-par 78 before quitting, leaving second alternate Dawie van der Walt fuming after he didn’t get into the field.

According to Golf Channel, who also revealed that Weir didn't disclose any injury before withdrawing, van der Walt tweeted this before deleting it hours later: “Gota (sic) love a guy who gets an invite into a Tour event and then WD after the first round #hangitupmike.”

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Weir has been dogged by injury and personal problems in recent years. In 2011, he underwent surgery to repair a torn tendon in his elbow and since the start of that season, he has played the weekend only 20 times in 99 PGA Tour events with just one top ten – a runner-up finish at the 2014 HP Byron Nelson Championship.

Nevertheless, Weir was backed up by fellow Canadian Graham DeLaet, who hit back at van der Walt in what probably caused the South African, who was one of last season’s Web.com Tour qualifiers, to delete his tweet.

He then backed down even further, but still couldn’t hide his disappointment at Weir getting a place in the field.

Mike Weir :: Does Dawie have a point?


Can you understand van der Walt’s frustration at Mike Weir’s withdrawal? Leave your thoughts in the ‘Comments’ section below.

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