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November 13, 2020
We’re usually watching hockey this time of year, but we’re trading in our sticks for golf clubs this weekend to give you #thegist on the four golfers looking to bring the green jacket home to Canada this weekend.
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SOURCE: MIKE WEIR/INSTAGRAM
SOURCE: MIKE WEIR/INSTAGRAM

The GIST: We’re usually watching hockey this time of year, but we’re trading in our sticks for golf clubs this weekend to give you #thegist on the four golfers looking to bring the green jacket home to Canada this weekend.

The winner: In 2003, Mike Weir became the first Canadian and first left-handed golfer to win the Masters, and because of his lifelong free pass into the tournament, Weir will be back in contention today.

  • At 50, “Weirsy” now plays on the Champions Tour (aka the seniors’ tour), has posted three top ten finishes this year and is feeling pretty good about his chances this weekend. He’ll tee off at 8:17 a.m. ET today.

The contenders: Corey Connors (tee time 7 a.m. ET) and Adam Hadwin (7:22 a.m. ET) are both making their third Masters appearances, and while neither has come close to winning it before, they both made it to the season-ending FedEx Cup playoffs this year. The fourth Canadian, Nick Taylor (11:05 a.m. ET), is making his Masters debut.

  • Weir’s 2003 win had a huge impact on an entire generation of Canadian golfers. Conners, Hadwin and Taylor all name Weir as their golf idol, making Tuesday’s all-Canadian practice foursome (pictured above) extra special. Grab some maple syrup and watch the Canadian action all weekend on TSN.
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