He and wife Brenda recently divorced.
Weir said only that he wants to focus on his personal life. At this time though I know the focus needs to be on my family. “With everything that has been going on away from the golf course, Mike’s golf game has been impacted as a result”.
Canadian golfer Graham DeLaet of Weyburn said after his British Open round on Friday that he hopes Weir, who recently withdrew from the John Deere Classic as well, returns soon.
The 45-year-old has appeared in 18 tournaments in the 2015 season, but missed the cut or withdrew on all but one occasion, when he finished in a tie for 21st at the CIMB Classic in November.
I will be taking an indefinite leave of absence from golf competition effective today. Although there is no set timeline for my return, I love the game and will return when the time is right.
Weir tweeted his news at nearly the same time his agent, Danny Fritz, told The Canadian Press that the veteran had withdrawn from next week’s RBC Canadian Open at Glen Abbey Golf Club in suburban Toronto.
“That’s unfortunate”, Golf Canada chief championship officer Bill Paul said on a phone interview.
Weir has never won the Canadian Open, coming closest in 2004 when he was beaten by Vijay Singh in a playoff for the title at Glen Abbey.