In case you haven’t seen, heard or read, Boo Weekley won the Verizon Heritage by three shots. The final leaderboard showed Boo at -15 with Anthony Kim and Aaron Baddeley tied for second at -12. There was no one close to Boo on Sunday, and despite being put on the clock for slow play on the 10th hole, he won the winners share of $990,000 and 4500 FedEX Cup points.
More entertaining than yesterday’s final round are the headlines titling the win. So far, I’ve seen:
* Boo Boo (link)
* Back-to-Back Boo (link)
* Boo Week
* Boo Knows Hilton Head (link)
* True Boo (link)
“Thomas Brent “Boo” Weekley … is a fat guy who plays on the PGA Tour.” (Wikipedia) How eloquent.
Boo is stepping into the role from which John Daly has so ungraciously exited – that of the blue collar golfer who is more NASCAR fan and full-time sportsman (the fishing and hunting kind) than elitist golfer. The golf course is just a job that keeps him away from his family and fishing rod.
There’s no doubt he is an exceptional player. He has played in the last four Majors and made the cut in every one. He won the Verizon Heritage last year after chipping in twice in a row, and is looking at a repeat victory this year. Boo is leading by three going into the final round of the this years Verizon Heritage. With only one bogey in his last 40 holes and rounds of 64 and 65, his chances to successfully defend look solid.
Book Weekley, one of the guys representing the U.S. in the Omega Mission Hills World Cup played in China November 22 – 25, is notorious for his quotes. Here’s a recent sample:
BOO WEEKLEY: I’m excited to go over there, and like Heath said, it’s an honor to represent your country. I wouldn’t have gone by myself, though; it’s not that I didn’t want to represent my country, but I ain’t into traveling, especially during hunting season.
Q: What season is it?
BOO WEEKLEY: Deer.
Q: It would be deer season if you were at home now?
BOO WEEKLEY: I would have gotten up at 4:30 in the morning, and I’d probably still be in the woods right now.
Q: You would be looking around and —
BOO WEEKLEY: I’d be up a tree, about 35, 40 feet.