Guys! Perk up! It's your birthday! Oh, wait ... it's your 40th birthday. Well ... cheer up! At least your neck isn't hurting!
Yes, in one of those merry little coincidences of golf, both celebrated their 40th birthdays on Wednesday. Both guys are one-time major winners, and both guys won their majors within weeks of each other in 2003. They're two of the four subjects of John Feinstein's new book "Moment of Glory." (Aside: we'll have Feinstein on the podcast next week.)
Both Furyk and Weir were among the most exceptional golfers of the 2000s; we listed them at No. 5 and No. 10, respectively, in our best-of-the-decade list.
Furyk is having a solid career resurgence, having won two events this year and sitting 2nd in FedEx Cup points. Weir isn't faring nearly as well. He's made seven cuts in 11 events, but his only top-10 is a sixth-place finish at the Bob Hope way back in January.
Still, as Kenny Perry and Vijay Singh have shown, 40 is no longer the finish line to a long and distinguished pro career. Just make sure you guys keep the cakes and candles outside, guys. Don't want to set off any fire alarms or anything.