Monday, August 19 2013, 09:34 AM MDT
Person 2 Person: The Green Jacket
Mike Weir recounts the moment he put on the green jacket for the first time.
SHAUNA LAKE: Okay so take us back to the moment of putting on that green jacket okay. And this is a life-long dream. You probably as a little boy golfing by yourself in Canada, your parents dropping you off, probably making some financial sacrifices for you to do so, probably not even believing necessarily that you could do it, and you’re sitting there and you’re putting on this green jacket, and most people will never ever, ever, ever, realize that kind of dream in whatever profession they’re in. No matter what it is, whether it’s acting or professional sports and what does that feel like? The realization of your lifelong dream.
MIKE WEIR: Yeah it’s very surreal. I mean so we went into a playoff. The first playoff hole and I won and you know up on the green my wife came out, I gave her a big hug. My dad, my brother, my agent, and then we have to get back to the clubhouse to do the ceremony. So I get in the cart, and my body’s heaving almost. I’m so overcome by the whole experience, the moment. And before we do the ceremony I have to just go inside and kind of get cleaned up a bit and put water on my face and I look in the mirror and I just, I had to look at myself in the mirror, I’m like holy you know what. I just won the Masters. Couldn’t even believe it you know. It’s just such an unbelievable experience. And then to go outside and we did the ceremony where Tiger put the jacket on and then we go outside and do it all again and it was just something, it’s hard to put into words it really is. It’s still very fresh as we’re talking about it now and I’m reliving it because I don’t relive that moment that often, but it’s just a tremendous feeling to be able to do something like that.
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