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Even PGA Tour players have passport problems

Posted on: February 24, 2012 12:41 pm
Edited on: February 24, 2012 1:03 pm
 
Mike Weir didn't have a great week in Mexico. (Getty Images)

By Shane Bacon

If you’ve ever traveled out of the country, you know the checklist; passport, wallet, passport, passport. It’s the only thing you are continuously stressed out about. But what if you didn’t have a passport to begin with?

That’s the problem that doomed Mike Weir’s chances this week at the Mayakoba Golf Classic. Weir was waiting on a passport to be sent to his house, but UPS lost it, and he didn’t get it until 2 P.M. on Wednesday. 

The tournament started on Thursday, so the former Masters champion rushed to Cancun, but without a practice round or basically any preparation (or most of all, peace of mind) he shot an opening round 79 and is very much going to the miss the cut as he currently struggles through his Friday round.

Sure, only some of the blame could be put on UPS since it hasn’t seemed Weir has had much of a golf game the last couple of years, but talk about a stressful few days just waiting for something that allowed you access to a practice round. 

The good news for Weir? No PGA Tour tournaments out of the states until the British. 

h/t Ballengee

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Category: Golf
Comments

Since: Mar 10, 2008
Posted on: February 26, 2012 12:26 am
 

Even PGA Tour players have passport problems

hey doug just stating the facts s .....,.f



Since: Dec 20, 2008
Posted on: February 25, 2012 11:21 pm
 

Even PGA Tour players have passport problems

just rad two of goriders postings. how did this clown ever get a rating of superstar



Since: Jan 6, 2008
Posted on: February 25, 2012 10:16 pm
 

Even PGA Tour players have passport problems

Given that he played tournaments last year and he was having a passport mailed to him, I am just taking a wild guess and saying his previous one expired and he had to have it renewed.



Since: Oct 22, 2007
Posted on: February 25, 2012 5:57 pm
 

Even PGA Tour players have passport problems

How could he possibly not have a passport? Did he lose it? Did it expire? What about British open and other tournaments in his career he has played? Not to mention the man has money so I would bet with his bank account he can go on some nice vacations. Even need one for cruises and slipping over to Canada. His fault he missed the practice round.



Since: Jan 17, 2012
Posted on: February 25, 2012 11:36 am
 

Even PGA Tour players have passport problems

Eh!! LOL



Since: Mar 10, 2008
Posted on: February 24, 2012 9:18 pm
 

Even PGA Tour players have passport problems

o ya i forgot its the states  get in get a job and they dont kick you out lol but ya he might by having a residance there have the "golf geren card" and be able to stay and play.



Since: Oct 29, 2008
Posted on: February 24, 2012 7:19 pm
 

Even PGA Tour players have passport problems

Yes, he is a Canadian.  However, he resides in Sandy, UT according to both CBS Sports and the PGA Tour website.  So he really wouldn't need his passport to play in the US.



Since: Mar 10, 2008
Posted on: February 24, 2012 7:11 pm
 

Even PGA Tour players have passport problems

The good news for Weir? No PGA Tour tournaments out of the states until the British

 Dumbest comment ever!!!!!!!!!!! Mikes a Canadian,thanks to 911 Etal Canadians now need passports to enter the US.   Yesh get your facts straight, without his passport he couldnt play in USA either.


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