2003 Syl Apps Award - Mike Weir

On April 13, 2003, Weir won the prestigious Masters Tournament at Augusta, Georgia, one of the four major tournaments in men's golf. He is the first Canadian male ever to win a professional major championship. In June Weir tied for third at the U.S. Open, the second of the majors in the annual schedule, which moved him to third in the Official World Golf Rankings, his highest ranking. For his outstanding play in 2003, Weir won the Lou Marsh Trophy for outstanding Canadian athlete of the year and for a time in 2003 and 2004 he was in the top ten in PGA Tour player rankings.