Can you get married wearing a green jacket?
Canadian golfer Mike Weir tied the knot with longtime girlfriend Michelle Money on Sunday.
The 2003 Masters champion wore blue (not green) to the ceremony on Hawaii’s Big Island. Money, 43, appeared on a season of The Bachelor in 2011, and was the winner of Bachelor in Paradise in 2014 before meeting Weir in 2016.
In a post to Instagram on Monday, Weir wrote: “Yesterday was a such a special day marrying @michellemoney! The most beautiful soul that unifies our family!”
According to People magazine, the couple walked down the aisle to “Free” by the Zac Brown Band and enjoyed a golf day at Nenea Golf Club with friends and family earlier in the week.
Weir, 53, is enjoying a career renaissance inside the ropes with a win and six runner-ups in 67 events since joining the Champions Tour. He is also gearing up to captain Team International in next year’s Presidents Cup at Royal Montreal.
Canada’s only major winner went through difficult times in his golf game in his 40s, at one point making just four cuts in 31 events on the PGA Tour. That slump coincided with several injuries as well as a divorce, all of which took its toll on the Brights Grove, Ont. native.
He opened up about that time after his win on the Champions Tour in 2021:
“Things can be hard in life, and it has been,” he said. “Not only for my golf game but there’s been some other things that have been difficult. I’ve tried to keep my chin up. I’ve tried to be there for the ones that I love more than anything, especially my children. And that’s kind of been my focus and golf’s kind of been a bonus.”
Weir gave plenty of credit to his relationship with Money for his turnaround on the course and off.
“She’s been with me every step of the way the past few years. To have her here was very special,” he said after the win in 2021. “To be able to lean on her and know that life is good no matter what. I think that that’s the thing, when you’re younger and you’re hungry on the PGA Tour and you’re coming up the ranks you can be kind of single-minded.
“At this stage of the game, we want to win, but we want to have a good time and we want to enjoy those things with our loved ones. I think it just takes the pressure off.”