Sean O’Hair made his first cut of the year at Pebble Beach and then tied for 72nd at Riviera on Sunday, but it’s not as if he’s off to a slow start.
O’Hair didn’t start his season until Phoenix, staying home in Philadelphia as his wife neared her due date. Trevor Ryan was born Jan. 20, giving the O’Hair family -- Sean is only 28 -- four children.
Plus, the winter was particularly cold. O’Hair hasn’t played much golf lately.
“I just wanted to be around the kids, and be around Jackie before the baby was born,” O’Hair said.
He finally went down to Florida to get some practice before heading to Phoenix. O’Hair found himself struggling off the tee with the odd snap hook, and found that the parts of his game that should be solid (driving and long irons) have been bad, while his short game has carried him so far.