Thursday, January 20, 2011

A Resurgent Boo Weekley Boo After playing on the victorious 2008 Ryder Cup team, Boo Weekley's game hasn't been the same. He's battled a sore shoulder and struggled to keep a positive attitude. But Weekley recharged his battery hunting in the offseason, and he says he's come into 2011 feeling healthy and ready to win again.
A two-time winner at Hilton Head, Weekley says he's hitting the ball great but not making any putts. So for the first time since 2006, he put a new putter in his bag and shot a 7-under 65 Wednesday at the Palmer Private course.
"You got to change it up every now and then," Weekley said. "You got to change the look up. And it's helped out." Can Lamely Go the Distance?With the Bob Hope Classic lasting five days, it's no surprise only 12 of the 52 first-round leaders/co-leaders have gone on to win. While Derek Lamely (63) isn't a household name, he is part of an interesting piece of trivia. Lamely (Puerto Rico Open) and Rory McIlroy (Quail Hollow) were the only rookies to win on Tour last year.
Like Weekley, Lamely made an equipment change for the Bob Hope. Lamely said for the first time in his career he's carrying a hybrid in his bag.
"I've never been able to hit one," Lamely said. "I finally got a good one, and I hit such a good shot with that club today." A Red Hot Matt KucharKuchar won the money title last year in his breakout season, and he's showing no signs of stopping in 2011. Kuchar is only three shots off the lead after opening with a 66 at Silver Rock, and he has already notched top-10 finishes this year at the Tournament of Champions and the Sony Open. More from the Bob Hope Classic: Leaderboard | Photos | Recap (Photo: Chris Carlson/AP)

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