April 25 2013
By Brian Allee-Walsh, PGATOUR.COM Correspondent
AVONDALE, La. -- Boo Weekley is well on his way to making his 10th consecutive cut -- and maybe more -- after posting a 7-under 65 Thursday afternoon in the opening round of the Zurich Classic at TPC Louisiana.
Weekley's bogey-free round featured five birdies, one eagle ... and a bothersome sinus drip.
"I got that sinus stuff from last week at Hilton Head," Weekley said. "It was the worst I'd ever seen it around there. It looked like somebody had a mustard cloud over the whole golf course and it landed on a bunch of us.
"Other than that, the golf swing is pretty good right now."
After missing the cut at the Sony Open in Hawaii to start the season, Weekley has placed in the money ever since, highlighted by a second-place finish at the Tampa Bay Championship. He has pocketed $849,730 and hopes to eclipse the $1 million mark in New Orleans.
"It could have got real good out there today if some of them putts would have fell early in the round," said Weekley, who drained a 27-foot birdie putt on the 569-yard, par-5 finishing hole. "I left at least four shots out there on the front side, that were good birdie putts. I had good looks in the 10-foot range on 1, 2, 4, 5 and 7."
Lucas Glover also shot 65 in the afternoon to join Weekley in second place, one shot behind first-round leader Ricky Barnes, who tied the course record in the morning with an 8-under 64.
"Any time you can climb up the leader-board in the afternoon, it feels pretty good," said Glover. "I hit it like I've been hitting it and finally putted well. I made the short ones, and it was good."