U.S. Golf Open: Long Shots with Best Chance to Shock Field


Weekley is coming off a win at the Crowne Plaza International and is enjoying a season that has him rising up the rankings.

Currently ranked as the 55th-best player in the world, Weekley finished last season ranked 299th. That impressive rise is due, in large part, to his consistency. He’s not a flashy golfer, but he is ranked fourth in greens, 26th in par breakers and 17th in accuracy off the tee.

His hot play, combined with consistency, could lead him to shock the field. He’s by no means a favorite, but he does have the ability to stay in the pack.

He’s finally healthy after dealing with shoulder issues and he told the Pensacola News Journal that he has his confidence back:

“I thought I lost it … Kind of lost my confidence, that’s what I lost. But I got a new caddie, started working with a new coach, Scott Hamilton, a year and a half ago … and he’s got me where I believe in what I’m doing again. Now I feel like I’m on top and I can actually win multiple times out here.”

With health on his side, look for Weekley to continue his remarkable season and be among the contenders to win it all.