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

Boo Weekley
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Weekley in March 2009
Personal information
Full nameThomas Brent Weekley
NicknameBoo
Born (1973-07-23) July 23, 1973 (age 46)
Milton, Florida
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight210 lb (95 kg; 15 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceJay, Florida
Career
CollegeAbraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Turned professional1997
Current tour(s)PGA Tour
(past champion status)
Korn Ferry Tour
Former tour(s)European Tour
Professional wins3
Highest ranking23 (April 20, 2008)[1]
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour3
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT20: 2008
PGA ChampionshipT9: 2007
U.S. OpenT26: 2007, 2008
The Open ChampionshipT13: 2009

OverviewEdit

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.[2] 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.[3] 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.[4]

He attended 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 Matt Kuchar by one stroke to take his first win in five years.

Weekley hasn't played on the PGA Tour since the 2017 RBC Canadian Open. He has been on a long injury leave because of tendinitis.[5] He finally returned to playing in January 2019 on the Web.com Tour at The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic. While Weekley no longer has full-time status on the PGA Tour, he will be able to make some limited starts in 2019 using past champions status and sponsor exemptions.

Professional wins (3)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   Ernie Els
2 Apr 20, 2008 Verizon Heritage (2) 69-64-65-71=269 –15 3 strokes   Aaron Baddeley,   Anthony Kim
3 May 26, 2013 Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial 67-67-66-66=266 –14 1 stroke   Matt Kuchar

PGA Tour playoff record (0–1)

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

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Masters Tournament T20 CUT CUT
U.S. Open T26 T26 CUT CUT 66
The Open Championship T35 CUT T13 T58 CUT
PGA Championship T9 T20 T36 CUT T12 WD T37
  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
WD = withdrew
"T" indicates a tie for a place

SummaryEdit

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 7 5
Totals 0 0 0 0 1 5 20 12
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 5 (2007 U.S. Open – 2008 U.S. Open)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1

Results in World Golf Championship eventsEdit

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Accenture Match Play Championship R16 R32 R64
Cadillac Championship T30 T61 T54
Bridgestone Invitational T30 T66 T58 T46 T33
HSBC Champions T11
  Top 10
  Did not play

QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
"T" = Tied
Note that the HSBC Champions did not become a WGC event until 2009.

U.S. national team appearancesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Week 16 2008 Ending 20 Apr 2008" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved October 3, 2019.
  2. ^ "Week 15 – Boo Weekley Wins the Delayed Verizon Heritage and Jumps to World Number 55". Official World Golf Ranking. April 16, 2007.
  3. ^ "Week 16 – Boo Weekley Retains the Verizon Heritage Title and Jumps to World Number 23". Official World Golf Ranking. April 21, 2008.
  4. ^ "My Shot: Thomas (Boo) Weekley". Golf Digest. December 2007. Archived from the original on April 23, 2008.
  5. ^ "Boo Weekley Player Page". Rotoworld. January 19, 2019.

External linksEdit