Ron Green Jr.: Maybe this is the week Mike Weir ends his long professional nightmare.
Weir hasn’t made the cut in a PGA Tour event since July 2011, when he played the weekend at the AT&T National. That was one of two cuts he made in 2011 before he went 0-for-14 last year and is, to this point, 0-for-2 this year.
That’s 17 consecutive missed cuts if you’re counting.
And throw in surgery on his elbow in 2011, a big reason Weir isn’t among the 1,500 players listed in the world golf rankings.
Weir was on the verge of making the cut at the Humana Challenge last weekend but hit two balls in the water on the final hole to make triple bogey, costing him his first tournament paycheck in 18 months.
After shooting 66 on the North Course in the first round of the Farmers Insurance Open, Weir needs just a solid round Friday on the more difficult South Course to play the weekend. It may not feel like winning the Masters did in 2003 but it will feel pretty darned good.
“I’m almost there,” Weir said of chasing the form that took him to 10th in the world a decade ago. “I almost feel 100 percent. I’m happy with my progress.”
Imagine how good he will feel if he has a Saturday tee time at Torrey Pines.