Boo Weekley wins Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial
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Boo Weekley wins Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial


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No, you didn't see an apparition. Boo Weekley is a winner again on the PGA Tour.

The Florida native won the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial on Sunday by a shot over Matt Kuchar at 14 under par. Weekley closed with a second consecutive round of 66 to win for the first time on the PGA Tour since the 2008 RBC Heritage.

Weekley's third Tour win was a ballstriking clinic, with the 39 year old leading the field all week in proximity to the hole. Overcoming what is the weakest part of his game, Weekley was above average with the putter. He drained a 55-foot birdie at the par-3 13th hole, however, he was unable to convert for a birdie from 4 feet at the next hole. Instead, that bar began a string into the house that gave him the win.



Kuchar, who entered the final round the favorite to win and in the lead, made a birdie putt at the last hole to secure solo second place.

Defending champion Zach Johnson came up two shots short of becoming the first player since Ben Hogan to win in consecutive years in Ft. Worth, Texas. He finished alone in third at 12 under par.

For Weekley, he'll now enjoy a return trip to the Masters and jumps into sixth place in the FedEx Cup standings. He also will have a third tartan jacket as a trophy. His two prior PGA Tour wins came at Harbour Town, which also awards a tartan jacket to its champions.

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