Weir trying to end long Canadian drought

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Mike Weir is well aware that a Canadian hasn't won the Canadian Open in 55 years, and that it has been 95 years since the tournament crowned a Canadian-born champion.

"It's our national championship, and all us Canadians, we want to put to rest that it's been so long since one of us has won one," Weir said Wednesday, a day before the start of the 100th edition of the tournament.

Pat Fletcher, born in England, was the last Canadian winner, taking the 1954 event in Vancouver, British Columbia. Carl Keffer is the only Canadian-born champion, winning in 1909 and 1914. Albert Murray, also born in England, won in 1908 and 1913.