Weekley lets victory slip away

first_imgVillegas and Coceres closed with 4-under 66s, while Weekley and Wilson shot 71s. Tripp Isenhour (67), Robert Allenby (68) and Steve Stricker (69) followed at 4-under, and Brett Wetterich and Daniel Chopra (71) were another shot back. It’s the sixth time the Honda has gone to a playoff; most recently, Padraig Harrington beat Vijay Singh and Joe Ogilvie at Mirasol on the second extra hole in 2005. It’s also the tour’s first four-man playoff since the 2004 Reno-Tahoe Open, and the first unscheduled Monday finish since the 2005 PGA Championship. “If it’s my time to win,” Weekley said, “then I’ll win.” PHUKET, Thailand – South Africa’s Anton Haig won the Johnnie Walker Classic for his first European tour title by making a 3-foot birdie putt on the first hole of a playoff with compatriot Richard Sterne and England’s Oliver Wilson. The 20-year-old Haig shot a 2-under 70 to match Sterne (72) and Wilson (71) at 13-under 275 on the Blue Canyon Country Club’s Canyon Course. South Africa’s Retief Goosen (70) finished fourth at 10-under, and Canada’s Mike Weir (67) followed at 9 under. The event also was sanctioned by the Asian and Australasian tours. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Only 3 feet separated Boo Weekley from everything he’s spent the last decade chasing. A PGA Tour victory, the big winner’s check and a two-year exemption all were a short putt away. He pulled his putter back in the fading light on the 72nd hole of the Honda Classic, struck the ball and waited for the cheers to rain down. Courtesy of Weekley’s miss on the final hole of regulation, he, Camilo Villegas, Mark Wilson and Jose Coceres – who all finished at 5-under 275 – went into a four-man playoff Sunday, one they couldn’t finish before darkness fell on PGA National. “I was shaking,” Weekley said. “I ain’t going to lie about it. I mean, I was shaking like a leaf. I made a good stroke. I just hit it way too hard.” Play was scheduled to resume today, with the foursome on the par-4 10th hole. “You’ve got to feel for Boo,” Villegas said. “But it’s golf. Those things happen.” Each player made par at the par-5 18th, the first playoff hole. center_img They never came. And he had to wait until today to get a shot at redeeming himself. last_img

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