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Boo Weekley wins Colonial, ends 5 year drought

Five years of drought are finally over, and the Boos that were being heard throughout the Colonial course in Fort Worth were ones of triumph, not catcalls. Boo Weekley clinched his first PGA Tour victory in half a decade Sunday finishing at 14-under 266 to win by a single stroke.

Weekley's name joins those on Colonial's famed Wall of Champions alongside Ben Hogan, Same Snead, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson.

''It's unreal,'' he said. ''Ever since I've been coming here and looking at that wall, and you see all of them names on the wall, and finally I get to have my name up there, it don't get no better than that.''

As well as the plaid jacket, Weekley takes home a winner's check of $1.1 million and automatic entry into the U.S. Open but more than anything it was the taste of contending for titles that the 39-year-old savored.

"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 Kucher was beaten into second place despite a closing 20-footer for birdie on the final hole, his sixth career runner-up spot.

''It's a bummer for me. This is a tournament, and this is a golf course, that I love,'' said Kuchar, a five-time PGA Tour winner. ''It's difficult at the moment coming just one shot short but you can't control what other guys do.''

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