By the numbers: How long has it been for Weir?


IRVING, Texas – Mike Weir is one stroke back entering the HP Byron Nelson Championship final round.

How long has it been since the past Masters champion has been in the mix? Consider these numbers:

• Once ranked third in the world, he is currently No. 609. A year ago this week, he was 1,136th.

• His last top 10 occurred 87 tournaments ago, in his first start of the 2010 season.

• In his last 87 starts, he’s earned $688,328. This week’s winner’s check is $1,242,000. Solo second is worth $745,200.

• In 2012, he missed the cut in all 14 starts. All together, his MC streak lasted 18 events.

• Prior to opening this week with rounds of 68-66-67, he’d played 31 rounds without a score in the 60s.