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Weekley Gladly Wears Plaid

FORT WORTH, TEXAS | Something about tartan jackets suits Boo Weekley. Weekley, whose wardrobe usually leans heavily on hunting and fishing attire, picked up his third such jacket Sunday when he won the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, ending a five-year victory drought. Just like the Heritage where Weekley won in 2007 and 2008, the victory came with a tartan jacket, not to mention a spot in next year’s Masters and other assorted perks. “We finally made it back,” said Weekley, who won by one stroke ahead of third-round leader Matt Kuchar. The past few years have been a struggle for Weekley, who has dealt with injury issues. He tore the labrum in his left shoulder in 2009 and after struggling to recover, Weekley had surgery in early 2012. While fighting his shoulder problems, Weekley admitted he got lazy and practiced less. He had just one top-25 finish in 2011 and missed 10 of 23 cuts last year, including seven of nine in one stretch. But working with instructor Scott Hamilton, Weekley found the rhythm and confidence that had made him a Ryder Cup player in 2008. Coupled with attention to his putting weaknesses, Weekley has regained his old form. He finished second at the Tampa Bay Championship in March when he shot 63 in the final round, and when Scott Stallings stumbled on the back nine at Colonial, Weekley seized his opportunity.


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