Weir Back In Contention

Sarnia’s Mike Weir contended in a PGA Tour event for the first time in years with an impressive solo second finish at the Byron Nelson Championship Sunday.

The 44-year-old Bright’s Grove lefty shot a final round 3 under 67 to finish two strokes off the lead at 12 under.

American Brendon Todd shot 4 under 66 to post his first ever win on the tour.

Weir, who actually had the outright lead early in his final round, posted his best finish since 2009. His last win came in 2007 at the Fry’s Electronics Open.

Weir earned about $745,000 for his second place finish, moving up the money list from 188th to 71st with nearly $837,000 in 19 events. He also vaults 100 points up the Fed Ex Cup standings.

Weir has eight career PGA Tour victories including his history making win at the Masters in 2003 and has career earnings of more than $27-million.