Weekley Wins Second Straight at Harbour Town

Three-shot win grants him a free pass to next year's Masters
By Jamie Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 20, 2008 9:59 PM CDT
Boo Weekley hits out of the trap on the eighteenth green to win the 2008 Verizon Heritage golf tournament today at Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island, S.C.    (AP Photo/Mary Ann Chastain)
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(Newser) – Boo Weekley successfully defended his Verizon Heritage title and captured his second career U.S. PGA Tour event at Harbour Town Golf Links today. Weekley shot an even-par 71 for a three-shot victory over Anthony Kim (71) and Aaron Baddeley (69). "It was a lot easier than last year, wasn't it?" Weekly said on the 17th hole after his routine par.

A year ago, Weekley needed miraculous chips on the 71st and 72nd holes to edge Ernie Els by a stroke. In this one, he took a three-shot lead into the final round and watched it grow by mostly staying trouble free, and seeing competitors struggle to try and catch up. Weekley earned $990,000 (627,500), and a second straight invitation to the Masters.