Weekley finding his way at Greenbrier
Friday, July 30, 2010
Boo Weekley keeps getting lost at the Greenbrier Resort. More importantly, he may once again have found his golf game.
Weekley shot a 7-under 63 Friday and held the early lead in the second round of the Greenbrier Classic.
Prior to the tournament, Weekley added some levity in the press room when he explained that he got lost in “the motel” and had to call his agent for help.
“It’s unreal how big this place is,” he said.
Asked after his second round if his inner compass is working any better, Weekley said, “I ain’t got a clue. They ought to give you a GPS when you register.”
He’s had little trouble maneuvering his way around the Old White Course this week. It helps that Weekley said he finally feels healthy after tearing the labrum in his left shoulder blade last year.
Weekley, who entered the week ranked 54th in the Ryder Cup standings, isn’t counting out a late push to make the U.S. team again, but he knows he’s a longshot to saddle up and ride his driver off the first tee as he memorably did two years ago.
“I’d have to win about three or four times. Like win the next three tournaments right before they leave out, and then (captain Corey Pavin) might say, ‘Hey, you can come on if you want,’ ” Weekley said. “That would be great to get on the Ryder Cup team. I especially don’t feel like I deserve to be on it right now the way I played this year. You know, I mean, I feel like – I ain’t saying I would hurt the team, but I don’t feel like I’m at the top of my game where I feel like I can honestly say, ‘Hey, I can contribute to the team and feel like I could.’ So, I mean, like I said, I would love to be there, because that’s one the greatest moments in golf that I’ve had, playing in the Ryder Cup and representing my country.”