Golf: Boo Weekley wins Colonial for first title in five years
Fort Worth, Texas • Boo Weekley was at the 13th hole during the final round of the Colonial before he finally glanced at a leaderboard and saw his name on the top.
It was at that par 3 surrounded by an often rowdy crowd that he also heard the loudest "Boo!" in quite some time.
Weekley hit his birdie putt from about 22 feet, then swiped his putter in the air as if guiding the ball into the cup. He thrust the club above his head when the ball dropped to get him to 14 under, where he finished Sunday for his first PGA Tour victory in five years.
"That's when I realized, 'Wow, here I go.' I need to do something, either hold on to it or try to make a couple of more birdies," Weekley said. "I knew I was hitting the ball too well just to hold on."
With five consecutive pars after that, Weekly finished at 14-under 266 for a one-stroke victory over Matt Kuchar, the second- and third-round leader who had a closing 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.
Both of Weekley's previous wins had been at Harbour Town, in 2007 and 2008.
In St. Louis, Kohki Idoki erased a five-stroke deficit against a fading Kenny Perry with room to spare, charging to a two-stroke victory in the Senior PGA Championship.
It was the third bitter final-round major tournament failure for the 52-year-old Perry, who led by three strokes with six holes to play but settled for a second-place tie with Jay Haas.
The 51-year-old Idoki closed with a 6-under 65 to finish at 11 under at Bellerive Country Club and win $385,000. Perry shot a 72.
In Paradise Island, Bahamas, Ilhee Lee won the rain-hampered Bahamas LPGA Classic for her first tour title. Lee made a clutch par putt on the second-to-last hole in a raging wind to keep a one-shot lead, and then closed with a birdie. That gave her a 5-under 42 for a two-shot win over Irene Cho.