Q. Is this the best you've ever putted, particularly from 8 feet? And if there was one particular key stroke today anywhere or key shot, where would it be?
MIKE WEIR: It probably was the best I putted definitely inside of 10 feet the best I've putted. And it was a key putt, obviously. On 18 that was a big putt. But probably that putt on 13. I think that was crucial. To miss an opportunity, I had a 4-iron into the green to miss that opportunity. To make a birdie there would have been really tough to come back from. Three shots back. On those last few holes there.
Q. Can you just talk a little bit about how many times in your life you have heard you're standing on the wrong side of the ball? And also can you say something to the left-handed golfers who have had to endure the wisecracks from right-handers?
MIKE WEIR: You're a lefty, right?
(Laughter.) Well, now you have some ammo to give them when you're on the tee.
(Laughter.) I think back even when I was starting out junior golf the equipment issue was a bit of a factor. That was a tough thing. Now it's not an issue. I think you'll see more left-handed golfers. The fathers of the past changing their sons to right-handed I think is no longer an issue anymore. So I think you'll see a lot more lefties out there.
Q. Speaking of the lefty thing, what do you remember about that Canadian Skins game on Prince Edward Island when you were with Couples and they were giving you grief about being left-handed?
MIKE WEIR: I don't remember them giving me grief, I don't remember that. I remember them, those guys, I was just a rookie on the Tour, then I was, and Mark had just won I believe, I know he won The Masters that year. I don't know if it was after the British Open, the Skins, or not. But anyways, those guys, Mark and Fred and John Daly were very encouraging to me even though I was just a rookie out there. And that meant a lot to me. And they're great guys and that was a pretty special week, actually.
Q. Didn't they ask you to hit the ball right-handed?
MIKE WEIR: No. No.
BILLY PAYNE: Mike, why don't you go over your scorecard and then we'll take a couple more questions.
MIKE WEIR: Okay. The card. I hit a drive and a 7-iron I believe to the back of the green on 1 and 2-putted.
2, I hit a drive. The wind kind of came back into our face on 2 and I had a little too far to get to the green so I laid it up to 95 yards, hit a sand wedge to three feet. I made that. Or two feet.
3, I hit a 5-wood and a pitching wedge to about 20 feet and two putted.
4, I hit a 4-iron short of the green or just left of the pin maybe 30 feet and ran that putt probably -- I forgot about that one -- I ran that putt about eight feet by and made that coming back.
5, I hit it in the fairway bunker, hit it short of the green, chipped up to three feet, made that par.
6, I hit a great shot in there to about three and a half, four feet. And made that one.
7, I drove it right, hooked a 3-iron into the front bunker, hit it out to about a foot.
8, hit a good drive, a 3-wood left, pitched it short of the green. Hit a great little pitch shot up and over the hill to about five feet and made that one.
9, hit a really good drive and a 9-iron to maybe 12 feet, 15 feet and just missed that one on the right side.
10, I hit a good drive in the fairway and a 6-iron, I believe, maybe 40 feet short of the hole. 2-putted that.
11, I hit a very good drive and an 8-iron. It was the best drive probably I hit all week. A drive and an 8-iron to about 15 feet and grazed that right over the hole.
12, I hit an 8-iron to the left fat side of the green. I remember Jack Nicklaus hitting it over there. I said, I'm not attacking that pin, keep it over to the left. So I learned something from Jack, from the Masters there. I made a nice 2-putt, ran that one two feet, four feet by, made it coming back.
13, hit it around the corner, 4-iron over the green, ran it 15 feet by and made that coming back.
14, hit a good drive, but I was on a little bit of a side slope, a difficult pin for me as a lefty to get at. And with a ball above your feet, trying to hit a cut to a left pin, I caught the slope and ran down about 50 feet and made a nice 2-putt there. Maybe about a five-footer for my second putt there.
15, hit a drive to the left in the rough, I had no option there out of the rough. I hit an 8-iron up and over the trees. Hit a nice wedge from 91 yards, I believe, sand wedge, to about four feet. Made that.
Hit a 6-iron into 16 to about 10 feet above the hole curler. Kind of nursed it down there and it didn't go in. Didn't hit the greatest putt there. And I tapped in there.
17, a good drive in the fairway again and an 8-iron, 40 feet, almost made it but ran by about four feet. Made it coming back.
And then 18 a good drive, 4-iron into the middle front part of the green, 45 feet, rolled it up there six, seven feet and made it.
BILLY PAYNE: Two more questions, ladies and gentlemen. On the end, sir.
Q. My two questions, if I might, could you just relate your conversation with Mr. Chretien?
MIKE WEIR: My conversation? Well he said he's in the Dominican Republic right now so he was sitting there with the President of the Dominican Republic and he said they were watching and he was jumping up-and-down and his wife was jumping up-and-down and he said they were very excited. And he said he was very proud of me, obviously, and it was just real nice of him to think to call me.
Q. The other thing was in the fullness of time do you realize that you've probably done something that people in our country will remember for a long, long time?
MIKE WEIR: It's tough to grasp that right now, but I know it's pretty special, that's for sure.
Q. You never won a Major before, but you had other wins, what do you do to celebrate?
MIKE WEIR: I don't know. We'll find out in a little bit. But I know that we have a dinner tonight. And I'll enjoy that. My wife's here, she just flew in today. I'm thrilled to have her here to share this with me. I have my dad here. Unfortunately, my mom's not here. She had a little stress fracture in her foot and has a cast on and wasn't able to come down. But mom, I love you, and if you're watching, we'll see you soon. They're coming up for Easter to our house. So I'll just spend time with my family tonight I'm sure.
Q. How about the girls?
MIKE WEIR: They didn't come, no.
BILLY PAYNE: Ladies and gentlemen I know you join us in congratulating Mr. Mike Weir, 2003 Masters champion.
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