Grading the Crowne Plaza Invitational
High grades for Jordan Spieth, Matt Kuchar and Boo Weekley. Vijay Singh and Kyle Stanley failed out this week.
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Boo Weekley humorously revealed Saturday that he's had some trouble focusing on shots and putts with his left eye.
"I get a real bad twitch," he said. "I'm trying to focus on something, especially staring down on the ball to take it back to putt it, [and] it will just twitch real bad. They said it was from lack of sleep. I told them, 'I don't know about that.' Then they said it may have been from alcohol. I don't know."
There was certainly nothing wrong with Weekley's vision on Sunday, though. He shot a 4-under-par 66 to win the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, the third PGA Tour win of his career.
Weekley carded birdies at Nos. 10 and 13 while Matt Kuchar, who was chasing him all day, canned a crazy 55-footer at No. 12 for birdie and added what would turn out to be a meaningless birdie on No. 18.
Kuchar turned in a clean back nine but never could fully make up the two-shot lead that Weekley held over him for most of the day.
Late on Saturday afternoon, after Weekley shot a third-round 69, he also talked about how he didn't mind playing in the next-to-last group in front of Kuchar and Matt Every.
"You've still got to go out and hit the shots and make the putts," Weekley said. "Somebody can come from the back and go get a good lead and put the pressure on whoever, and you never know. That's the one thing about golf: It's a fickle, fickle game."
It has been fickle the last half-decade for Weekley, ever since he jumped to No. 23 in the world golf rankings after his most recent previous win, at the 2008 Heritage. From there, though, it has been a bumpy ride. He dropped to as low as No. 618 in the world in March 2012 -- just 15 months ago.
A T3 at the Puerto Rico Open got him going, and he went on to finish inside the top 125 on the money list at the end of last year.
He has now come full circle since that win in 2008. On Sunday, he put it as succinctly and as Boo-like as possible right after he found out he'd won:
Here are our grades for the Crowne Plaza Invitational:
It's the second time Phil Mickelson missed the cut in his first tournament of a season
Everything about the event so far this week has been a home run
Rahm lost his lead, but a 67 keeps him in the chase at CareerBuilder
Koepka is looking to recover in less than three months to play at Augusta National
Thomas Pieters and his Ryder Cup partner could go at it for a title this weekend
Phil Mickelson returns and the Web.com Tour is cleaning up