Weir Added to Exelon Invitational Field


Mike Weir, the 2003 Masters champion, was added to the field for this year's Exelon Invitational, tournament organizers announced on Thursday.
The tournament is hosted by 2003 U.S. Open winner Jim Furyk and Weir became the third player named to the field in this four-man skins event. One week ago, two-time U.S. Open champion Retief Goosen was added to the group and organizers are expected to announce the final participant in about a month.
'Exelon is delighted to see another outstanding player added to the roster,' said Pam Strobel, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at Exelon. 'Mike Weir is a top player and the event already promises to live up to the standards established by Jim Furyk in previous Invitationals.'
Weir broke through at Augusta with his first major victory two years ago when he defeated Len Mattiace in a playoff. He is ranked ninth in the world and owns seven PGA Tour titles.
The event will take place June 6, 2005 at Hartefeld National Golf Club in Avondale, Pennsylvania. Reigning Masters champion Phil Mickelson took home the title in 2004.