Boo Weekley wins Crowne Plaza Invitational

Boo Weekley of the USA closed with a 66 to overtake Matt Kuchar and win the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas.

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Boo Weekley of the USA closed with a 66 to overtake Matt Kuchar and win the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas.

Weekley hadn't won on the PGA Tour since 2008, but this victory propels him to 55th on the Official World Golf Ranking and earns him a start at the US Open.

Weekley began the final round a stroke behind Matt Kuchar, but with a birdie on the par-3 13th he moved to 14-under-par and to the top of the leaderboard. The 2008 Ryder Cup star closed with five straight pars to secure the title.

"It feels good to actually have butterflies again, knowing that I'm in this, an opportunity to maybe win," Weekley said. "I might have shot 80 today. But I didn't. It was my time to win."

Matt Kuchar led overnight and he played a solid final round of two-under-par 68. But it wasn't quite good enough, and he came up just shy. It was the sixth time he's finished as runner-up on the PGA Tour.

"It's a bummer for me," he said. "This is a tournament and golf course that I love. It's difficult at the moment coming just one shot short but you can't control what other guys do."

Two-time Colonial winner Zach Johnson closed with a 66 to finish alone in third. Round of the day was a 62 by Franklin Corpening. It lifted him into a tie for 14th.

Graham DeLaet of Canada threatened at the start of the final round when a birdie on the first put him 11-under-par. But he crumbled from there and six bogeys and just one more birdie in the last 16 holes saw him round in 74. He dropped into a tie for 22nd.

Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial Colonial Country Club, Fort Worth, Texas May 23-26, purse $6,400,000 par 70

1   Boo Weekley (USA)   67   67   66   66   266   $1,152,000 2   Matt Kuchar (USA)   65   65   69   68   267   $691,200 3   Zach Johnson (USA)   69   65   68   66   268   $435,200 T4   Scott Stallings (USA)   69   65   69   66   269   $264,533 T4   Matt Every (USA)      65   69   66   69   269   $264,533 T4   John Rollins (USA)   63   71   67   68   269   $264,533 T7   Tim Clark (RSA)      67   69   65   69   270   $192,800 T7   Jordan Spieth (USA)   65   67   71   67   270   $192,800 T7   Chris Stroud (USA)   67   66   67   70   270   $192,800 T7   Josh Teater (USA)   65   67   71   67   270   $192,800   

Note: Player score in bold signifies Titleist ball usage Where next? European Tour - Matteo Manassero wins BMW PGA Championship

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