Weir named captain of 2024 Presidents Cup International Team

Mike Weir at a tournament August 23, 2010. (Photo by Richard Wayne Photography)

Bright’s Grove’s Mike Weir has officially been named captain of the International Team for the 2024 Presidents Cup.

The event returns to the Royal Montreal Golf Club September 24 to 29, 2024. It pits golfers from the United States against those from countries around the world outside of Europe.

In a promotional video posted to Twitter, Weir said the Presidents Cup has always had a special place in his heart.

“The memories are unforgettable,” said Weir. “When I look back at my 22 year history in this event, I can’t help but think how far we’ve come. All of those moments, they helped shape me into who I am today, into the kind of captain that I know I can be.”

The last time the event took place in Montreal was in 2007 when Weir defeated world number one Tiger Woods in a Sunday singles match.

Weir won on the final hole when Woods hit his drive into the water. The U.S. team still won the event.

“That was a week I will never forget,” said Weir. “Those who know me, know that I put my heart and soul into everything that I commit to. As I take on this next role in my Presidents Cup career, I can’t think of a place that I would rather do it than in my homeland of Canada. In my years of representing the international team, I’ve come to learn one thing. Every iteration of the Presidents Cup tells a story. It’s time for us to show the world what we are made of.”

Weir became the first Canadian to play in the Presidents Cup when he debuted in 2000. He played five times, compiling a record of 13-9-2 and served as an assistant captain on the International team in 2017 and 2019.

Weir has over $28-million U.S. in career earnings, and was inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in 2017.