Utah resident Mike Weir still looking to reclaim his golf game

Published: Sunday, Aug. 26 2012 9:13 p.m. MDT

Because he ranks among the top 25 money-winners of all-time, Weir can take a year-long exemption next year to play on the PGA Tour, even though he has lost his playing status this year.

Weir plans to stay busy the rest of this year going to Europe for two events the next two weeks and coming back to play in as many of the four PGA Tour FallSeries that he can get into.

He's already in Fry's.com Open in northern California in mid-October and the Children's Miracle Network event at the Disney courses in Florida in November. He hopes to get into the Las Vegas tournament in early October as well as one in Georgia in late October.

"I'm looking ahead to next year," he says, meaning he doesn't necessarily expect great results in the rest of 2012.

It's going to be a rough road for Weir and I don't know if he'll ever become an elite golfer on the world stage again, especially in his 40s.

But if he doesn't, at least he can be comforted by the fact that he can keep playing in the Masters for the rest of his life.

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