AVONDALE, La. – The Sunday 63 in Tampa seemed like a turning point. At the time, Boo Weekley even conceded that he was shocked by the score, but that it was refreshing to “hit shots I see again.”
That was more than a month ago, when he finished second at the Transitions Championship.
Since then, he hasn’t finished inside the top 40 in his last three Tour starts, including last week’s disappointing T-42 at Harbour Town, a course where he has won twice.
“I felt like I let myself down last week,” he said. “But (today) kind of showed how hard I’ve been working on it, and it’s starting to get there.”
Indeed, Weekley got off to his best start of the season Thursday, carding a bogey-free 65 that put him just one shot off the lead at the Zurich Classic.
Winless since 2008, he has been plagued by a left-shoulder injury for the past few seasons. Only now is he beginning to regain the form that landed him a spot on a Ryder Cup team.
“I’m finally starting to believe again,” he said. “After being hurt so many times and making so many bad swings, you finally starting finding out (what you can do) when you get healthy again.”