Player Profile - PGA Tour Player Boo Weekley

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Player Profile - PGA Tour Player Boo Weekley

Boo Weekley may be the modern day John Daly. He's the working man's PGA Tour Pro. Though that might be where the similarities between Boo and John end, as I doubt we'll see Boo sponsoring for Hooters (What would his grandparents think?) or in jail for public intoxication. But Boo has lost his tour card before and had to fight his way back, much like Steve Stricker did. So maybe that's a better comparison, Boo to Steve,

Weekley failed to find success at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College where he studied turfgrass science. After only one year, where he played on the golf team, Weekley returned home. Returning to the workforce, he got a job 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.

Boo 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. After a few years on the mini-tours again, Boo made his way back to the PGA Tour in 2007 and won at the Verizon Heritage in April 2007. 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 again won at the Verizon Heritage and also appeared in the 2008 Ryder Cup matches.

Weekley tried to play through a shoulder injury a few years ago and it nearly cost him his livelihood. He failed to make it out of Q-school in 2011, played the following year main on sponsor exemptions and regained his card in the final event of 2012 when he tied for fifth at Disney. In May 2013, Weekley added another win to his resume, winning 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.

Boo Weekley has the interesting food rule of 'never eat or drink anything he can't pronounce'. But he doesn't have to be able to spell it. "That wouldn't leave a lot," he said.