In terms of having a little luck to go with his golf game, former BYU golfer Mike Weir hasn’t had much this season. In 20 PGA Tour events, he’s only made the cut in five, counting his early exit on Friday, April 18 at the RBC Heritage at Hilton Head Island, S.C.
It has not been the greatest of years for Weir, the former 2003 Masters champion who looked like he was going to snap his losing streak at Augusta last week. But after making the final cut the Sandy, Utah resident had two bad rounds to finish that tournament.
At Hilton Head on Friday, Weir needed better than his first round score of 73 to make the cut. He had a few highlights on Day 1 at the Harbour Town Golf Links -- none more exciting than this 28-foot putt for birdie on the 15th hole.
Then heavy rains and howling winds from rolling in from the Atlantic Ocean eventually came to play havoc with Weir’s game during the second round. Weir started out well, reaching par on the front nine for a 34.
But the back nine -- which was the case at the Masters in the later rounds -- was Weir’s undoing, as a short game that helped his struggling long game fell apart as the weather got worse. By the time the former BYU star finished the course it was foggy, soggy, choppy and he shot five bogeys to finish with a second round score of 74.
What looked promising on the front nine became a nightmare on the back nine for Weir, who said on his Web site that he looked forward to playing at the RBC Heritage. He may reconsider those thoughts after enduring such a treacherous second round at Harbour Town.
Despite having such a horrendous back nine, Weir missed the final cut by just one stroke. Even so, his game still seems like it is making improvements in a year on the PGA Tour that he might like to forget.