By Joel Beall
The PGA Tour announced on Wednesday that Mike Weir has been named the International captain for the 2024 Presidents Cup.
The appointment of the Canadian is not a surprise, as the event will visit Royal Montreal Golf Club in Montreal, Quebec.
Weir, 52, is best known for his 2003 Masters victory over Len Mattiace in a playoff, becoming the first and to date only male Canadian to win a major championship. Weir captured eight wins during his PGA Tour career, and competed in five Presidents Cups.
Weir provided one of the more indelible moments in Presidents Cup history in beating Tiger Woods 1-up at the 2007 match in front of his fellow countrymen at Royal Montreal. Weir is just one of six International players with 10 or more wins in Presidents Cup competition.
Weir has also served as an assistant captain on the past three Presidents Cup teams.
“Presidents Cup has become such a big part of my career, so to be here in this moment announced as captain of the 2024 International Team is surreal,” Weir said. “When I look back, I have so many incredible memories associated with this event whether it be my debut in 2000; winning my Singles match against Tiger in 2007 at Royal Montreal; witnessing Ernie create the shield in 2019; and then seeing Trevor carry that momentum in 2022. Now as I look with anticipation toward 2024, I couldn’t be more excited to lead the International team into my home country of Canada for what will surely be the experience of a lifetime.”
“As the International Team captain in 2024, Mike Weir will continue the upward trend of the Internationals with his unwavering support for his players and the Presidents Cup,” said PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan. “With his pedigree as a player combined with his history with the Presidents Cup both as a player and a captain’s assistant, Mike is the right leader at the right time as the Presidents Cup returns to Montreal. As an icon in his homeland, he certainly will have the full support for the Canadian fans in building a distinct homefield advantage for the International Team.”
The 2024 Presidents Cup will be held at Royal Montreal Golf Club, September 24-29. The Americans are the defending champs, and have won the last nine matches.
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