HOYLAKE, England – You know the deal, beware the injured golfer.
So it should be no surprise that Boo Weekley rounded a breezy Royal Liverpool in 69 strokes for a share of eighth place on Thursday despite an ailing right wrist.
Weekley said his wrist began hurting him before the U.S. Open so he took three weeks off before playing the John Deere Classic.
“When I tape it it feels better, but today on the back nine it started to hurt again and I end up pulling the ball left on some shots,” said Weekley, who recorded a flawless front nine (32) before playing the closing loop in even par.
Weekley has a solid record in the Open with a tie for 13th place in 2009 and just one missed cut in 14 starts and considers the game’s oldest championship his best chance to win a major.
“If I win one I feel like this is the one I could win,” he said largely due to his superior ball-striking and the normally windy conditions at the Open.
Weekley said he planned to have his wrist checked out next week and, in signature Boo style, was asked if he planned to ice it after his round. “Do they have ice over here? If they do I haven’t seen it,” he smiled.