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July 23 2010

9:13 PM

‘Struggling’ Weir to keep fighting

With the projected cut at 1 under late in the second round, it’s apparent that Mike Weir is headed for his first missed cut at the RBC Canadian Open since 2006. Weir finished his 36 holes at 6 over and won’t be playing on the weekend

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Making his 20th start in his “National Open,” Weir has now missed the cut 13 times and is still seeking his first win. Fighting tendonitis in his right arm, Weir was hoping to put on a better show in front of his countrymen.

“I wanted to play well for them,” Weir said. “So I was trying as hard as I could, you know, and I was just struggling.

“I'm at a point in my game right now that I'm struggling, and everybody goes through it at some point in their career, and you just gotta keep working and fight your way out of it. Everybody has times in their career that they struggle, and right now is just the time that I am, and I have to just keep working hard. That's all you can do.”

Weir received treatment for his arm, and he said he felt better at the end of the week than on Wednesday when he had to cut short his pro-am round. He certainly wasn’t using that as an excuse, though.

“I couldn't prepare,” he said. “You know, especially being off three weeks before the British, (Open), I just haven't had the preparation.

“But not using that as an excuse, but I'm just saying when you're off on your game, you want to work on it, and when you can't do it, that makes it a little bit harder. But I'll get home and take a few days off and rest the elbow and then get back to work.”

Weir said his next start will be at the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational in two weeks.

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