Boo Weekley at the PGA Championship: The latest, likable hillbilly
TULSA, Okla. - First of all, I’m a hillbilly myself, so don’t be giving me any political correctness bull spit.
It’s always good to have one of these guys around, for laughs as well as to keep things in perspective. Some of them pour it on a little thick, but Boo – named after Boo Radley? (points for you readers who know who that is) – seems genuine.
He says he’s only going to stay in the game as long as it takes enough money to retire to a life of fishing and hunting.
“I want to play 10-12 years, whatever it takes to get enough money in the bank,” Weekley said after firing a superb 65 Saturday in third-round action at the PGA Championship. “(Then) I’m done. I love the game. I get tired of the grind. I get tired of being away from my family. I get tired of being away from my friends and my heart is really set on – I love to play the game, but my heart is really with hunting and fishing.”
OK, but wasn’t his 66 fun?
“I had a good day and it was fun, but what would be even funner if I’m sitting at the house catching a 10-pounder,” he said.
Well, the Fed-Ex Cup could put enough money in the bank to retire right away. Where are you in the standings?
“I don’t know nothing about the Fed Ex Cup,” Weekley said. “… I never was good at math.”
Nor does Weekley watch golf on TV.
“That’s just something that I’ve never done,” he said. “To this day, I’ll go home and watch a little bit of golf, like if I’ve seen they’ve caught a little bit of me on TV and maybe my friends (Keith) Slocum or Bubba Watson or Joe Durant.
“I just can’t sit there and watch golf. It’s just not my cup of tea.”
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