Canadian golfer Mike Weir (seen above this week with fellow Canadian Nicole Gall, winner of the Girls 14-15 age group during the finals of the Drive, Chip and Putt competition at Augusta National) is admittedly a long shot to win the 2019 Masters. He’s 48, he hasn’t won on the PGA Tour since 2007, and his only result so far this year was getting cut after three rounds at the Desert Classic in January. But he is actually in the field as the 2003 Masters champion, so he has a better chance at winning than the typoed version of his name that appeared in CBSSports.com’s preview with odds. That would be “Mike Weird,” as seen in this screengrab:
Credit to retired Vancouver Sun sportswriter Mike Beamish for catching this one earlier Tuesday:
CBS Sports Network website lists former champion Mike “Weird” as a 2,000-1 shot to win 2019 Masters. I guess, in a way, it would be “weird” if Weir did. Texas Valero Open champion Corey Conners of Listowel, Ont., is listed at 250-1.#themasters
— Mike Beamish (@sixbeamers) April 8, 2019
The typo remained as of 9:30 p.m. Eastern Monday. And it’s obviously not the biggest deal in the world; everyone makes typos, including us, and this is just one letter off in a name that’s way, way down the field, and generally not considered a contender at all. But that is a pretty funny one. And really, the 3,000-1 and 5,000-1 shots have a real case to complain here; they’re considered worse bets to win it than a name not actually in the field. If only there was a way to bet against “Mike Weird” winning the Masters.