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Boo Weekley is loving life on the PGA Tour Champions

Boo Weekley is loving life on the PGA Tour Champions

Boo Weekley turned 50 on July 23 and is scheduled to make his fourth start on PGA Tour Champions this week in St. Louis at the Ascension Charity Classic.

Weekely won three times on the PGA Tour and represented the victorious Team USA in the 2008 Ryder Cup. But in recent years, he has dealt with a series of injuries and has been a non-factor in professional golf.

Weekley made 319 starts on the PGA Tour and earned more than $15 million during his career. Turning 50 is golf’s greatest mulligan and he’s trying to cash in. But so far, Weekley has discovered these guys are still good on the senior circuit: he’s finished T-65, T-47 and T-48 in his first three starts.

Weekley, who played his college golf at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, remains one of golf’s great characters and his press conferences remain a breath of fresh air. Here’s some of the words of wisdom from Boo, the pride of Milton, Florida.

Boo Weekley hits out of a bunker at the 17th at Bay Hill.

“I already had a game plan for it, but I kept forgetting about it, and then all of a sudden I was sitting there when they announced my name to play my singles match, I took my practice swing, then all of a sudden it clicked, and when it clicked — if they show it in slow motion, you can still see the video of me smiling, like I’m like, ‘Oh, there it is.’ I said, if I can get it over that tree on that corner there, I’m going to ride the pony. I did it, and of course I rode the pony. With black pants on and white socks.”

Boo Weekley won the RBC Heritage not once, but twice.

“My Ma said, ‘When you’ve made it a business, you’re changing your whole perspective of what you’re really doing in life again. Go out there this time and just play, have fun. What’s the worst thing that can happen? What is the worst thing? Nothing. You go home, you’ve made a good career out of this. You can always go back to holding a shovel and digging ditches and you can run equipment. So just have fun and enjoy it and see what happens.’

“Mama is always right.”

Boo Weekley tees off at the first hole during the first round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open PGA golf tournament Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, in Scottsdale, Ariz.

“I’ve got some bone spurs in the ball of my foot, and just trying to deal with that. Been working with two doctors back home and just trying to figure out what we want to do. One of them wants…


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