Boo Weekley won the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial by just one shot with a tournament total of -14 under par.
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Boo had been suffering with a fluttering left eyelid during the round, and called his caddie to read distances and the greens for him. After this performance caddy Barry Williams may get the job on a permanent basis. Just look at the stats, Boo hadn’t won a PGA TOUR event in five years and had rarely been in contention in that span. His best finish this year was a backdoor second place in Tampa Bay when he shot a 63 in the final round. He was thinking at one time of giving up golf, to go fishing. But now he says;
” But I can fish and still play golf. It feels good to actually have butterflies again, knowing that I’m in this, an opportunity to maybe win. I might have shot 80 today. But I didn’t. It was my time to win.”
Talking about nerves, Boo quipped about his caddie Barry Williams;
” I can tell he was a little more nervous than I was, or just as much nervous as I was out there because he ain’t never walked that fast. He looked like a horse running to get a goat.”
He had something to say about his fluttering eye problem too;
” I had a few out there. It was coming and going in that wind, I don’t know what’s going to happen. We’re going to get home and work on it.”
Second place went to Matt Kuchar, one shot adrift at -13 under par, he was a little upset at the outcome;
” It’s a bummer for me. This is a tournament, and this is a golf course, that I love. It’s difficult at the moment coming just one shot short but you can’t control what other guys do.”
Defending Champion, Zach Johnson finished in third place at -12 under par, just two shots off the pace. Zach said that he had played well, and was gracious in defeat;
“I played well, that’s all you can do and whoever wins, tip of the cap.”