Weir Likely to Skip Byron Nelson

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Masters champion Mike Weir is likely to withdraw from the upcoming EDS Byron Nelson Championship.
 
'The last three weeks I hardly worked on my game,' Weir said after shooting 69 to finish tied for 18th, at 4-under-par 284, in the Wachovia Championship. 'I need to get with my coach and work on a few things with my putting and my swing. I may take a little time off and then play three in a row leading into the U.S. Open.'
 
Weir said he wants to take two weeks off to practice, which means he may add the Capital Open at Avenel (formerly known as the Kemper Open) to his schedule the week before the U.S. Open next month.
 
'It worked well playing three weeks in a row leading into the Masters,' he said. 'If I break it up, maybe it'll disrupt my rhythm.'
 
Weir's likely absence from the Byron Nelson means world No. 4 Phil Mickelson will be the highest ranked player in the field at the TPC at Las Colinas in Irving, Texas.
 
Tiger Woods, Ernie Els and Davis Love III are all skipping the event.