PGA Tour

Weekley wins Colonial title

2013-05-27 07:16
Boo Weekley (Gallo)

Texas - Boo Weekley won the US PGA Tour's $6.4 million Crowne Plaza Invitational on Sunday, firing a final-round 66 to claim his third career title, and his first since 2008.

Weekley, whose career has been hindered by injury since he won back-to-back titles at the RBC Heritage in 2007 and 2008, had six birdies in his second straight 66 at Colonial Country Club for a 14-under par total of 266.

He finished one stroke in front of overnight leader Matt Kuchar, with 2012 champion Zach Johnson alone in third a further stroke back.

Weekley's six birdies included a burst of three in a row from the eighth hole.

He moved to 14-under for the tournament when he rolled in a 21-foot birdie putt at the par-three 13th.

Weekley held a two-stroke lead when he arrived at 18, where his long birdie putt kissed the edge of the cup but didn't drop.

It didn't matter. He tapped in for par after Kuchar, two strokes adrift and playing in the final group behind him, sent his tee shot at 18 left.

Kuchar recovered to birdie the last, completing a 68 that gave him sole possession of second place on 267, with Johnson already in the clubhouse on 268 after a final-round 66.

"We're back," said Weekley, who has battled various injuries since hurting his shoulder in 2009. "We finally made it back."

Scott Stallings (66), John Rollins (68) and Matt Every (69) shared fourth on 269.

Leading scores after Sunday's final round of the $6.4 million US PGA Crowne Plaza Invitational (USA unless noted, par 70):

266 - Boo Weekley 67-67-66-66

267 - Matt Kuchar 65-65-69-68

268 - Zach Johnson 69-65-68-66

269 - Scott Stallings 69-65-69-66, John Rollins 63-71-67-68, Matt Every 65-69-66-69

270 - Josh Teater 65-67-71-67, Jordan Spieth 65-67-71-67, Tim Clark (RSA) 67-69-65-69, Chris Stroud 67-66-67-70

271 - John Huh 66-68-72-65, Chez Reavie 70-64-70-67, Jonas Blixt (SWE) 67-68-67-69

272 - Franklin Corpening 68-70-72-62, Ryan Palmer 62-72-71-67, Bud Cauley 67-69-66-70, Martin Flores 66-70-65-71

273 - David Lingmerth (SWE) 72-64-72-65, Jason Kokrak 66-71-68-68, Ted Potter 70-66-68-69, Charley Hoffman 66-70-67-70

274 - Brian Stuard 67-70-69-68, Brendon de Jonge (ZIM) 66-70-68-70, Steve Flesch 68-64-69-73, Graham DeLaet (CAN) 64-67-69-74

275 - John Merrick 68-70-71-66, Scott Piercy 69-69-70-67, Camilo Villegas (COL) 70-68-69-68, John Peterson 64-71-71-69, Hunter Mahan 69-68-68-70

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