In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Mike Weir's historic victory at The Masters in 2003, TSN and Global will broadcast the original documentary 4 Days In April: The Mike Weir Story. The 30-minute documentary premieres tonight at 9:30pm et/6:30pm pt on TSN.
4 Days In April: The Mike Weir Story is a joint commission by TSN and Global and was produced by Project 10 Productions in partnership with IMG. The film is directed by Project 10 Production's Kevin Foley, an award-winning producer and director who has worked in sports broadcasting for more than 13 years. Foley recently won his second honour from the prestigious PromaxBDA Sports Marketing Awards in New York City, winning Best Spot + Best Long Form Promo. His critically acclaimed projects have also won New York Film Festival awards and a Gemini nomination. Foley's brother Sean is a renowned golf instructor who has worked with some of the biggest names in golf, including Tiger Woods, Hunter Mahan, Justin Rose, and Canadian Stephen Ames.
TSN and Global are official Canadian broadcasters of The Masters.
4 Days In April: The Mike Weir Story
Ten years ago this April, Brights Grove, Ont.-native Mike Weir reserved a spot on the Mount Rushmore of Canadian sports. Already the benchmark for Canadian golf, Weir rolled into Augusta National under the radar and left the hallowed grounds a national hero - becoming the first Canadian to wear the Green Jacket.
Looking back, Weir may have surprised a lot of people in the golf world that weekend but he was confident on the grounds at Augusta National.
"For myself, I always felt like the way that tournament played out, I was the player in control of that tournament from day one," said Weir this week. "I was leading right off the bat. I was in control of that tournament, and that's the mentality I took into the Sunday round is that I've been in control of this tournament."
For the first time ever, the man responsible for one of the greatest chapters in Canadian sports history goes on the record to tell his story. Told by Weir, his rivals, contemporaries and those in his inner circle, 4 Days In April: The Mike Weir Storyrelives Weir's dramatic journey to the putt that clinched the coveted Green Jacket and changed his life forever.
Working on the documentary gave Weir a chance to think back to some things he may have forgotten over the last ten years.
"It took me seven years just to become a PGA Tour player and just remembering where I came from," said Weir. "I think that's the biggest thing. I've always had these struggles in my game. I guess reflecting that way just puts things in perspective and makes me more determined at the point I'm at right now."
4 Days In April: The Mike Weir Storyincludes on-camera interviews with Tiger Woods, Wayne Gretzky, Gary Player, Nick Price, Sean O'Hair, Justin Rose, Hunter Mahan, Lorie Kane, Fred Couples, and Trevor Immelman.