Hearn too little, too late at PGA Championship

Canada's David Hearn tees off on the 14th hole during the first round of the 2013 U.S. Open golf...

Canada's David Hearn tees off on the 14th hole during the first round of the 2013 U.S. Open golf championship at the Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pennsylvania, June 13, 2013. REUTERS/Matt Sullivan

Tim McKay. QMI AGENCY

, Last Updated: 4:03 PM ET

It didn’t end the way David Hearn had envisioned it.

Coming into the PGA Championship, he had been putting in lots of work and was feeling pretty good about the state of his game.

Alas, it took too long to show up here in Kentucky. Hearn birdied his final two holes on Friday, but it was too little, too late. His 72 was better than his opening-round 74 on the par-71 Valhalla Golf Club, but he missed the cut at 4-over par for over his two days.

“It’s a disappointment,” the Brantford, Ont., resident said. “I feel like my game’s a lot better than it showed this week.”

Following a tie for sixth in The Players Championship in May, Hearn hasn’t been getting much in the way of results, but he has felt his game has been coming around recently and he was hoping this would be the week.

“I’m doing everything pretty well and I felt that my game was really close, that it was just sort of teetering on the edge,” the 35-year-old said. “I just needed a good week, see some putts go in and get on a nice roll. And this place set up real well for me, I liked the look of it off the tee. I just really, when I got out there, I just wasn’t hitting the shots.

“It just wasn’t my week.”

So now it’s back home for a week off and to work on some things, but Hearn remains confident he’s still close to some good golf.

“Overall, I just didn’t really play my game this week. I struggled on the greens and I struggled just about everywhere,” he said. “I’m looking forward to a week off so I can kind of get home and practise and work on it.

“When I get back for the playoffs, I’ll be a lot better.”


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