Canadians Mike Weir, David Hearn make cut at U.S. Open

David Hearn tees off on the 14th hole during the first round of the U.S. Open at the Merion Golf...

David Hearn tees off on the 14th hole during the first round of the U.S. Open at the Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa., June 13, 2013. (MATT SULLIVAN/Reuters)

JON McCARTHY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:20 PM ET

ARDMORE, PA. - They didn’t have their Tim Hortons coffee but Canadian fans who arrived early to the U.S. Open Saturday morning received a treat.

Mike Weir and David Hearn resumed their second round at 7:15 a.m. and both defied the odds and made the cut at Merion Golf Club.

Neither player got anything going in round three but there was plenty to cheer about in the morning.

Hearn, who was playing alongside Weir while completing his second round, made two birdies on his final four holes to finish the second round at seven-over and make the cut by one shot.

Hearn’s 69 was one of only six rounds under par in the second round.

“I think that fairways always at the U.S. Open (are) the most important thing and I was pretty fortunate to do that,” Hearn said after Round 2. "I mean it's just fairways and greens, right, that's what this tournament's all about.”

Weir, who is working hard to get his career back on track, made a clutch par putt on the final hole of his second round to make the eight-over cutline on the number. Weir made noise early in the week when his name appeared atop the leaderboard Thursday afternoon.

The 2003 Masters champion is playing his first U.S. Open since 2010 when an elbow injury derailed his career.

Weir shot a five-over 75 in his third round and enters Sunday 13-over par.

Hearn managed a three-over in the third round and sits at 10-over for the tournament.


Videos

Photos