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Tour Report. Repave Weir Drive. Weirsy is back!
Utah Golf Hall of Famer Mike Weir finished second at the Byron Nelson Classic on solid rounds of 68-66-67-67-268, just two shots back of Brendon Todd and it appears he has fully recovered from a partial ligament tear he suffered in 2010. Since then he missed 17 cuts in a row, including all 14 tournament he played in 2012. Weir, the 2003 Masters champion, won eight times on tour before 2007, but hasn’t won since. It was his best tournament since finishing second at Pebble Beach in 2009. The former BYU left-hander hadn’t had a top-25 finish since 2010. Weir was inducted into the Utah Golf Hall of Fame after his Masters victory. He lived in Draper at the time and the city renamed the street Weir Drive. He is now a member of Willow Creek Country Club and has a home near the course. Weir grabbed a two-shot lead momentarily after carding birdies on four of the first five holes. Weir lost the lead when he missed the fairway and green for a bogey at the 431-yard sixth hole.
Todd became the fifth graduate of the University of Georgia to win on the PGA Tour this year and the eighth first time winner. His first place purse was $1,242,000, a two-year exemption on the PGA Tour, and a spot in next year’s Masters.
Tony Finau made another cut on the Web.com tour and posted a t-18th finish with rounds of 69-68-69-67–273 at the BMW Charity Pro-Am Presented by SYNNEX Corporation. The $8,476.00 paycheck puts Finau in 38th position on the Web.com money list.
Zac Blair finished in a tie for fifth at the Dominican Republic Open on the PGA Latin American Tour this past weekend. Blair shot 66-71-74-69-280 and finished just four shots off the lead.
On the Champions Tour Mike Reid and Dan Forsman finished T-31st and T-59th respectively.
The tournament was played on the Teeth of the Dog course in Casa de Campo.
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Saturday, May 17, 2014 Tour Report, Weir’s Hot Putter Puts Him in Second Place at Byron Nelson Classic
Mike Weir’s hot putter has steered him into a tie for second at the Byron Nelson Classic at the halfway point. His second round included 12 one-putts and a 66 and he is only two shots off the lead. He has posted rounds of 68-66-134.
Daniel Summerhays took the week off.
Tony Finau has fired 69-68-137 and stands in 28th place in the BMW Pro-Am at Greer, South Carolina.
On the Champions Tour Mike Reid is in 41st place at the halfway point of the four round Regions Tradition at Shoel Creek, Alabama. Reid shot 74-74 in the first two rounds. Dan Forsman in one shot back with 73-76- and is in 45th place.
Mark Calcavechia has the lead with back-to-back 69s.
Zac Blair returns to the PGA TOUR NEC Series – Latino America after two local wins at the Spanish Oaks and Rose Park Opens. Blair sits in third place at -7 at the Dominican Republic Open.