PGA: Boo Weekley ends five-year drought with Colonial win


Tue, May 28, 2013 - Page 19

Boo Weekley snagged his first PGA Tour win in five years after firing a four-under 66 in the final round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational in Fort Worth, Texas, on Sunday.

Weekley was a shot behind overnight leader Matt Kuchar when play began at Colonial Country Club, but a string of birdies took him to the top of a leaderboard that featured 22 players within five shots of the lead after the third round.

The 39-year-old offset two early birdies with bogeys at the par-four fifth and par-four seventh holes, but recovered with birdies at four of his next six holes to fire a 14-under total of 266 that left him one shot ahead of Kuchar.

Kuchar (68) birdied the par-four 18th to finish alone in second place, a stroke ahead of former Masters champion Zach Johnson (66).

Scott Stallings (66), John Rollins (68) and Matt Every (69) were all a shot further back in a share of fourth place.

Jordan Spieth, the 19-year-old from Dallas who has played three of the past four years at Colonial, tied for seventh at 10-under.

Weekley’s last triumph before Sunday had come at the former Verizon Heritage in 2008 before he was hit by injuries and a run of poor form.

Weekley, who helped the US capture the Ryder Cup in 2008, showed flashes of his ball striking ability at Colonial, hitting more than 71 percent of his fairways and 75 percent of his greens in regulation. His putting was also sharp and a 21-footer on the 13th green helped him to victory.