Boo Weekley is at No. 173 on the money list and in jeopardy of losing his PGA Tour card for the first time in five years. So why was he smiling when he registered for the Frys.com Open?
At least he feels good.
Only two weeks ago, Frys.com Open host venue CordeValle Golf Club played host to the prestigious PGA Cup, a Ryder Cup-style event featuring top club professionals from the United States and Britain-Ireland.
Weekley has been troubled by a sore left shoulder, courtesy of a cyst that was pressing into the bone.
He finally decided to have his dermatologist cut it out during a routine skin cancer check in July. He was supposed to be out for five weeks, but he played twice -- the Wyndham Championship and on the Nationwide Tour -- just to check it out, knowing he would get five weeks off during the FedExCup playoffs.
He tied for 29th last week in Las Vegas and feels his swing is coming around.
“It feels good,” he said. “First time since `09 that I haven’t felt any pain. And I’ve lost 15 pounds.”
But he hasn’t lost that Southern charm.
As he registered, the woman behind the desk asked Weekley if he wanted access to the spa facilities at CordeValle.
No, ma’am, but thank you,” Weekley replied. “Ain’t nothing in that spa that’s gonna make me no prettier.”
Then, she offered him a tour of the facilities.
“Locker room over there? Food over there?” Weekley said, pointing in two directions. “That’s really all I need. But thank you.”