Mike Weir announced on Friday that he's taking an indefinite break from competitive golf, citing personal reasons.
I have decided to take some time off from golf competition for personal reasons. Thanks to my fans for their support. pic.twitter.com/hsfB6EXqNa
— Weirsy (@MikeWeir) July 17, 2015
The 2003 Masters champion made the announcement in a statement shared on Twitter, which reads in full:
To all my fans,
I will be taking an indefinite leave of absence from golf competition effective today.
Family is incredibly important to me and I have decided to take some time to focus on my personal life and children.
Although there is no set timetable for my return, I love the game and will return when the time is right.
It was extremely difficult to make the decision to forego this year's RBC Canadian Open, as I love playing in front of the Canadian fans. At this time though I know the focus needs to be on my family. I look forward to teeing it up again in front of Canada at our National Open very soon.
Thank you to all my fans for their understanding and continued support.
The 45-year-old has made 18 PGA Tour starts this season, making just one cut, which was a T-21 effort at the CIMB Classic. He has also withdrawn from three tournaments. Weir withdrew after an opening 2-over 73 at last week's John Deere Classic.