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Weekley in March 2009
|Full name||Thomas Brent Weekley|
July 23, 1973 |
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||210 lb (95 kg; 15 st)|
|Partner||Susan Matthews Harp|
|College||Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College|
|Current tour(s)||PGA Tour
(past champion status)
Korn Ferry Tour
|Former tour(s)||European Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in Major Championships
|The Masters Tournament||T20: 2008|
|U.S. Open||T26: 2007, 2008|
|The Open Championship||T13: 2009|
|PGA Championship||T9: 2007|
Born in Milton, Florida, 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. From 2003 through 2006, he played on the Nationwide Tour, finishing well enough in 2006 to again qualify for the PGA Tour. His first victory came at the Verizon Heritage in April 2007.
Weekley's good form at the start of the 2007 season included two top 10 finishes before his victory, after which he reached a new career high of 55 in the Official World Golf Rankings. 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 successfully defended his title at the Verizon Heritage, and rose into the top 25 of the rankings. Weekley shot to prominence at the 2008 Ryder Cup, with a succession of virtuoso displays of superb golf including an emphatic 4&2 victory over Oliver Wilson in final day Singles play. The final day was also notable however when Weekley was filmed riding his driver "cowboy horse" style down the first fairway.
Weekley's nickname comes from Yogi Bear's sidekick, Boo Boo Bear.
He attended Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College where he studied turfgrass science. After only one year at Baldwin, where he played on the golf team, Weekley returned home. He was hired 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. Weekley attended high school with Slocum and they played together on the golf team. He lists Ben Hogan as his hero. In May 2013, Weekley won the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial in Fort Worth, Texas. Weekley beat Matt Kuchar by one stroke to take his first win in five years.
Since 2017, injuries have been significantly limiting Weekley's schedule. He played no professional golf events between the July 2017 RBC Canadian Open on the PGA Tour and the January 2019 Bahamas Great Exuma Classic on the Web.com Tour, suffering from tendinitis. Again, Weekley played no events between the November 2019 RSM Classic on the PGA Tour and the June 2022 Rex Hospital Open on the Korn Ferry Tour. Weekley no longer has full-time status on the PGA Tour, but continues to make limited starts using past champions status and sponsor exemptions.
Professional wins (3)
PGA Tour wins (3)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||To par||Margin of
|1||Apr 16, 2007||Verizon Heritage||67-69-66-68=270||−14||1 stroke||Ernie Els|
|2||Apr 20, 2008||Verizon Heritage (2)||69-64-65-71=269||−15||3 strokes||Aaron Baddeley, Anthony Kim|
|3||May 26, 2013||Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial||67-67-66-66=266||−14||1 stroke||Matt Kuchar|
PGA Tour playoff record (0–1)
|1||2007||The Honda Classic|| José Cóceres, Camilo Villegas,
|Wilson won with birdie on third extra hole
Villegas and Weekley eliminated by par on second hole
Nationwide Tour playoff record (0–1)
|1||2006||National Mining Association Pete Dye Classic||Jason Enloe||Lost to par on first extra hole|
Other playoff record (0–1)
|1||2007||Omega Mission Hills World Cup
(with Heath Slocum)
|Scotland − Colin Montgomerie and Marc Warren||Lost to par on third extra hole|
Results in major championships
|The Open Championship||T35||CUT||T13||T58||CUT|
Top 10 CUT = missed the half-way cut Did not play
WD = withdrew
"T" indicates a tie for a place
|The Open Championship||0||0||0||0||0||1||5||3|
- Most consecutive cuts made – 5 (2007 U.S. Open – 2008 U.S. Open)
- Longest streak of top-10s – 1
Results in The Players Championship
|The Players Championship||T44||T21||WD||T56||CUT||T48||CUT||CUT||T16||T48|
CUT = missed the halfway cut Did not play
WD = withdrew
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Results in World Golf Championships
Top 10 QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play Did not play
"T" = Tied
Note that the HSBC Champions did not become a WGC event until 2009.
U.S. national team appearances
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