Weekley Captures Colonial
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) – Boo Weekley made three consecutive birdies in the middle of his round to take the lead at Colonial, and finished with a 4-under 66 on Sunday for his first PGA Tour victory in five years.
Weekley never trailed after those birdies on Nos. 8-10, which came about the same time Scott Stallings made double bogey at No. 15 to drop out of the lead.
At 14-under 266, Weekley finished a stroke ahead of Matt Kuchar, the second- and third-round leader who closed with a 68. Defending Colonial champion Zach Johnson, who also won at Hogan’s Alley in 2010, shot 66 to finish third at 12 under for his first top-10 finish this season.
Stallings finished with a 66 to tie for fourth at 11 under with John Rollins (68) and Matt Every (69).
Both of Weekley’s previous wins had been at Harbour Town, in 2007 and 2008. Like the Heritage winner, the Colonial champion gets a plaid jacket, though the 2008 Ryder Cup team member wasn’t able to compare any differences between them.
“I couldn’t tell you, it’s been so long,” said Weekley, who moved up to No. 55 in the world ranking, making him eligible for the U.S. Open.
Weekley, whose check of just more than $1.1 million matched what he earned his previous 14 tournaments this season while making 12 cuts and finishing in the top 10 three times, Weekley never trailed after consecutive birdies at Nos. 8-10. Those came at the same time Stallings made double bogey at No. 15 to drop out of the lead.