Mike Weir

US Masters Contenders 2011 - Mike Weir

Mike WeirThe US Masters Champion from 2003, Mike comes to the Augusta National Golf Club this year in determined mood to win his second 'Green Jacket'.

He suffered the ignominy of missing the cut in 2004, the year after winning the event, but he has played the course well ever since and achieved another top ten finish in 2005. Mike turned professional in 1992 and he has the reputation of being the 2nd best left handed player in the world behind, Phil Mickelson. When he won in 2003 he was the first left handed player to win the US Masters and only the second left hander to win a Major Championship. Mickelson has gone on to win three more of course. Mike has a total of 14 Professional Tournament victories so far. His US Masters performances so far have been:

Form

Did not win a tournament in 2008 but achieved eight top ten finishes, which kept him high in the world rankings. So far this year he has been second in the Arnold Palmer and third in AT&T, suggesting that he is in good enough form to mount a serious challenge on the Masters this year. He is currently 19th in the world rankings.

Betting Assessments

It is impossible to rule out previous winners and Weir has shown enough form over the last few months to be a player to have a dabble on. His odds of 55-1 make an each way bet very attractive