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Zurich Classic of New Orleans: Boo Weekley Looking to Make 10th Straight Cut

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Nobody will ever confuse Boo Weekley for Tiger Woods or Rory McIlroy, and for reasons other than his penchant for wearing camouflage on the golf course. Even still, he is putting together quite the nice season for himself so far in 2013.

Weekley missed the cut at the first event of the year but has made it to the weekend in every event he’s started since that point. That’s nine consecutive cuts for those of you that are counting. He’s also finished inside of the top 10 on 2 occasions, including a second place finish at the Tampa Bay Championship. After the first round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans he is well on his way to making his 10th straight cut.

He managed to record a bogey-free round of seven under par, 65 on Thursday at TPC Louisiana. He carded an eagle on the second hole and then poured in five more birdies. All of this was accomplished while fighting off some bothersome sinus problems. “I got that sinus stuff from last week at Hilton Head,” Weekley said. “It was the worst I’d ever seen it around there. It looked like somebody had a mustard cloud over the whole golf course and it landed on a bunch of us.

While he will never be at the forefront of consciousness of the golfing world, there are myriad PGA Tour players out there that grind out a living by playing solid golf. Weekley is doing that for himself this year. It just goes to show that you don’t need to be in the headlines to be effective.

Carl Conrad is the Senior Golf Writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter or add him to your network on Google.