David Hearn of Canada hits a tee shot from the tenth tee during round one of the BMW Championship golf tournament in Carmel, Ind. Sept. 6, 2012. (REUTERS/Brent Smith)
Even for a guy who doesn’t usually charge from the gates, it had been a slow beginning to the PGA Tour season for David Hearn.
Missing the cut in four of his seven starts had the Brantford, Ont., native a bit baffled because he didn’t feel he was playing all that poorly.
“It’s one of those things for me. Starting the year I tend to be a little bit slow for some reason,” Hearn said. “I wish I was a little bit faster out of the gate. I tend to miss a few cuts early in the year while I try to get my game organized.”
But last week’s tie for eighth in Puerto Rico did a lot for the 33-year-old’s state of mind.
It’s not that he was worried or anything, he just hadn’t found the sort of consistency that has been his trademark. Now, he’s hoping to ride that momentum, fittingly going into a tournament that used to be called Transitions (now the Tampa Bay Championship presented by EverBank).