Weir Amenable to Match Game

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Masters champion Mike Weir said he's willing to take part in a golf exhibition to benefit Toronto's SARS-ravaged tourism industry.
 
The Globe and Mail, quoting sources it didn't identify, reported Tuesday that a plan was in the works to pair Tiger Woods and Annika Sorenstam for a prime-time match against Weir and fellow Canadian Lorie Kane.
 
The Toronto newspaper reported that the event would be held Aug. 25, most likely at the Magna Golf Club in Aurora, Ontario.
 
While saying he's not aware of such an event, Weir endorsed the concept.
 
'It's fun to get away from the stress of grinding it out for four straight days,' he said. 'We could do something for SARS and Canada, kind of put a little boost back into the economy and people's perspective about what's really happening there, which has probably been blown out of proportion. I don't mind doing that at all.'
 
Outside of Asia, Toronto had the largest outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome, a potentially deadly ailment. City officials insist the danger was overblown and are working to bring back tourists.
 
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