Canadian David Hearn lines up his birdie putt on the 14th hole during the Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale late last month. (Getty Images)
So close to the famous Hollywood sign, David Hearn arrives at this week’s Northern Trust Open, not as a marquee name on the PGA Tour, but somebody who is becoming a solid member of the supporting cast.
Last year, Hearn went over the million-dollar mark and took a good ride through the FedEx Cup playoffs including a tie for 10th at the Barclays and a T26 at the Deutsche Bank before his T65 at the BMW Championship left him short of the Tour Championship.
Those numbers won’t earn him headlines outside Canada, not that Hearn seeks publicity.
Neither will his tie for 16th a week ago at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, one in which he recorded a couple of 65s. But it does hint that he’s building on a 2012 season in which he recorded a couple of top 10s.
As a nice bonus, his finish in Scottsdale elevated Hearn from 106th to 74th on the money list and from 105th to 60th in FedEx Cup points last week.
“I’ve really only had two rounds over par so far this seaso