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Boo Back In The Winners Circle
Boo Weekley ended a five-year wait for a third title on golf’s U.S. PGA Tour with a one-shot victory at the Crowne Plaza Invitational.
Weekley shot 14-under par for the tournament to hold on to a slim win, one shot ahead of Matt Kuchard.
"It's unreal," Weekly said. "Ever since I've been coming here and looking at that wall, and you see all of them names on the wall, and finally I get to have my name up there, it don't get no better than that."
Weekley was at the 13th hole before he finally glanced at a leaderboard — and saw his name on top.
Weekley hit his birdie putt from about 22 feet, then swiped his putter in the air as if guiding the ball into the cup. He thrust the club above his head when the ball dropped to get him to 14 under.
''That's when I realized, `Wow, here I go.' I need to do something, either hold on to it or try to make a couple of more birdies,'' Weekley said. ''I knew I was hitting the ball too well just to hold on.''
With five consecutive pars after that’s where the Floridian finished.
Weekley’s two prior victories on tour came at the 2007 and 2008 Heritage. The winner of that event gets a red plaid jacket, almost identical to the one given to the champion at Colonial each year.
When asked how it felt to be back on the winner’s podium Weekly said, "I couldn't tell you, it's been so long."
Boo’s victory has moved up to No. 55 in the world ranking, making him eligible for the U.S. Open.
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