That’s the question most will be asking after a 42 on the back nine left him well down the leaderboard at the Wachovia Championship yesterday.
Weir started the year well, having one bad day — Sunday unfortunately — at the Mercedes, finishing fourth. Since then, the picture has been murky. There was a bunch of missed cuts and a tie for 17th at the World Golf Championships, followed by a 20th showing at the Masters. This week’s tournament is his first since the Masters, and he’ll be at the Players next week.
So what is the problem? Looking at his stats, it is hard to determine:
The stack and tilt teaching apparently hasn’t made him any longer off the tee — a distant 127th on tour and averaging less than 280 off the tee. That will put pressure on his irons, but his greens in regulation stat is solid at 44th on tour. In fact, his stats don’t add up. How can one by 44th in GIR and 27th in putting, but 117th in scoring average? If he’s hitting greens and making putts, how can his scoring average be 71.17? It doesn’t make sense.
Weir has said he spent so much time fixing his swing that he lost focus on his short game. That could be true — but the stats don’t support it.
I can’t figure it out — so I’ll throw it out to G4G readers? Thoughts? Is it just a matter of time before things fall into place? Today Weir is 1-over through 6, so that’s an improvement, but still…