Weir withdraws from Buick Invitational due to illness

The Canadian Press reports that Mike Weir, 2003 Master’s winner from Bright’s Grove, ON, didn’t make it past the first nine today at the Buick Invitational in La Jolla, California. He shot 40 through his first nine holes, and cited that he was feeling ill as a reason.  Maybe he’s got a touch of norovirus?

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About Ben Chapman

Dr. Ben Chapman is a professor and food safety extension specialist at North Carolina State University. As a teenager, a Saturday afternoon viewing of the classic cable movie, Outbreak, sparked his interest in pathogens and public health. With the goal of less foodborne illness, his group designs, implements, and evaluates food safety strategies, messages, and media from farm-to-fork. Through reality-based research, Chapman investigates behaviors and creates interventions aimed at amateur and professional food handlers, managers, and organizational decision-makers; the gate keepers of safe food. Ben co-hosts a biweekly podcast called Food Safety Talk and tries to further engage folks online through Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and, maybe not surprisingly, Pinterest. Follow on Twitter @benjaminchapman.