Boo Weekley

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Boo Weekley
— Golfer —
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Weekley in March 2009
Personal information
Full name Thomas Brent Weekley
Nickname Boo
Born (1973-07-23) July 23, 1973 (age 40)
Milton, Florida
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg; 15 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Jay, Florida
Career
College Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Turned professional 1997
Current tour(s) PGA Tour (joined 2002)
European Tour
(joined 2009)
Professional wins 4
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 3
Other 1
Best results in Major Championships
Masters Tournament T20: 2008
U.S. Open T26: 2007, 2008
The Open Championship T13: 2009
PGA Championship T9: 2007

Thomas Brent "Boo" Weekley (born July 23, 1973) is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour.

Overview[edit]

Born in Milton, Florida, Weekley turned professional in 1997 and played on mini-tours until 2002, when he qualified for the PGA Tour. He made the cut in only five of 24 events that year, and lost his tour card. From 2003 through 2006, he played on the Nationwide Tour, finishing well enough in 2006 to again qualify for the PGA Tour. His first victory came at the Verizon Heritage in April 2007.

Weekley's good form at the start of the 2007 season included two top 10 finishes before his victory, after which he reached a new career high of 55 in the Official World Golf Rankings.[1] Later in 2007, he entered the top 50 of the rankings. He represented the United States at the 2007 Omega Mission Hills World Cup with Heath Slocum and finished in 2nd place.

In 2008, Weekley successfully defended his title at the Verizon Heritage, and rose into the top 25 of the rankings.[2] Weekley shot to prominence at the 2008 Ryder Cup, with a succession of virtuoso displays of superb golf including an emphatic 4&2 victory over Oliver Wilson in final day Singles play. The final day was also notable however when Weekley was filmed riding his driver "cowboy horse" style down the first fairway.

Weekley's nickname comes from Yogi Bear's sidekick, Boo Boo Bear.[3]

He failed out of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College where he studied turfgrass science. After only one year at Baldwin, where he played on the golf team, Weekley returned home. He was hired as a hydroblaster at the Monsanto chemical plant in Pensacola, Fla. where he would be lowered into large ammonia tanks to clean them.

Weekley began his professional career on the Developmental Players Tour (DP Tour) in Atlanta, Ga., a tour co-founded by Jack Slocum, father of fellow PGA golfer and friend Heath Slocum. Weekley attended high school with Slocum and they played together on the golf team. He lists Ben Hogan as his hero. In May 2013, Weekley won the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial in Fort Worth, Texas. Weekley beat out Matt Kuchar by one stroke to take his first win in five years.

Sponsors[edit]

Mossy Oak[edit]

Weekley is sponsored by the outdoor apparel company Mossy Oak, one of the most recognizable brands in the outdoor/hunting community.

Mossy Oak has developed a custom line of Boo Weekley golf shirts and hats. The Mossy Oak logo is often the most recognizable symbol on his clothing during tournaments.[4]

Other Sponsors[edit]

Professional wins (4)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (3)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Apr 16, 2007 Verizon Heritage 67-69-66-68=270 –14 1 stroke South Africa Ernie Els
2 Apr 20, 2008 Verizon Heritage 69-64-65-71=269 –15 3 strokes Australia Aaron Baddeley, United States Anthony Kim
3 May 26, 2013 Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial 67-67-66-66=266 –14 1 stroke United States Matt Kuchar

PGA Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 2007 The Honda Classic Argentina José Cóceres, Colombia Camilo Villegas, United States Mark Wilson Wilson won with birdie on third extra hole
Villegas and Weekley eliminated with par on second hole

Other wins (1)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Masters Tournament DNP T20 CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT
U.S. Open T26 T26 CUT DNP DNP DNP CUT 66
The Open Championship T35 CUT T13 DNP DNP DNP T58 CUT
PGA Championship T9 T20 T36 CUT DNP DNP T12

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Yellow background for top-10.

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 1
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 3
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 3
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 1 3 5 4
Totals 0 0 0 0 1 5 18 11
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 5 (2007 U.S. Open – 2008 U.S. Open)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1

U.S. national team appearances[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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