Golf: Weekley's birdie gains Colonial title

2013-05-27T00:00:00Z Golf: Weekley's birdie gains Colonial titleThe Associated Press The Associated Press
May 27, 2013 12:00 am  • 

FORT WORTH, Texas - Boo Weekley was at the 13th hole during the final round of the Colonial before he finally glanced at a leaderboard - and saw his name on the top.

It was at that par 3 surrounded by an often rowdy crowd that he also heard the loudest "Boo!" in quite some time.

Weekley hit his birdie putt from about 22 feet, then swiped his putter in the air as if guiding the ball into the cup. He thrust the club above his head when the ball dropped to get him to 14 under, where he finished Sunday for his first Tour victory in five years.

With five consecutive pars after that, Weekly finished at 14-under 266 for a one-stroke victory over Matt Kuchar, the second- and third-round leader who had a closing 68.

Chip shots

• In St. Louis, Kohki Idoki erased a five-stroke deficit against a fading Kenny Perry, charging to a two-stroke victory in the Senior PGA Championship.

The 51-year-old Idoki closed with a 6-under 65 to finish 11 under at Bellerive Country Club.

• In Paradise Island, Bahamas, South Korea's Ilhee Lee won the Bahamas LPGA Classic for her first title, finishing with a 5-under 42 for a two-shot win over Irene Cho.

• In Virginia Water, England, Italy's Matteo Manassero became the youngest champion in the 58-year history of the BMW PGA Championship, beating England's Simon Khan. Manassero is 20 years, 37 days.

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