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Mike Weir plans indefinite leave and will miss the Canadian Open

  • FILE - In this July 23, 2014, file photo, Canada's Mike Weir tees off during the pro-am event at the Canadian Open golf championship in Montreal. Former Masters champion Mike Weir is taking an indefinite leave of absence from the PGA Tour and will skip the RBC Canadian Open next week. Weir said only that he wants to focus on his personal life and his two daughters. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz, File)

    FILE - In this July 23, 2014, file photo, Canada's Mike Weir tees off during the pro-am event at the Canadian Open golf championship in Montreal. Former Masters champion Mike Weir is taking an indefinite leave of absence from the PGA Tour and will skip the RBC Canadian Open next week. Weir said only that he wants to focus on his personal life and his two daughters. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this July 21, 2014, file photo, Mike Weir, of Canada, looks down the fairway before playing a shot during a practice round at the 2014 RBC Canadian Open golf tournament at the Royal Montreal Golf Club in Montreal. Former Masters champion Mike Weir is taking an indefinite leave of absence from the PGA Tour and will skip the RBC Canadian Open next week. Weir said only that he wants to focus on his personal life and his two daughters. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Graham Hughes, File)

    FILE - In this July 21, 2014, file photo, Mike Weir, of Canada, looks down the fairway before playing a shot during a practice round at the 2014 RBC Canadian Open golf tournament at the Royal Montreal Golf Club in Montreal. Former Masters champion Mike Weir is taking an indefinite leave of absence from the PGA Tour and will skip the RBC Canadian Open next week. Weir said only that he wants to focus on his personal life and his two daughters. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Graham Hughes, File)  (The Associated Press)

Former Masters champion Mike Weir is taking an indefinite leave of absence from the PGA Tour and will skip the RBC Canadian Open next week.

Weir said only that he wants to focus on his personal life and his two daughters.

The 45-year-old Canadian has been in a slump since 2009, the last time he played in the Tour Championship. Weir has not won in eight years and has plunged to No. 488 in the world ranking. He did not say when he would return to golf.

Weir has never won the Canadian Open. His best finish was in 2004, when he lost in a playoff to Vijay Singh at Glen Abbey.