Weekley becomes Augusta-bound

It's hard not to like a guy like Boo Weekley. He came up from the mini-tours to the big tour for the second time in his career. His first time on the TOUR, he wore tennis shoes due to foot problems, and rain pants due to an allergy.

He's back again. Of course, this time he is wearing regular golf attire and custom fit golf shoes. Not that he hasn't had his woes. On the 18th hole last month at the Honda Classic, Weekley blew a three footer which would have given him the win. Unfortunately for Boo, he ultimately lost in a playoff.

Due to inclement weather, the Verizon Heritage's final round was pushed back for a Monday finish. Story lines were everywhere over the weekend. The Big Easy looks to return to greatness. Jerry Kelly to pick up a victory after an impressive Masters finish. Weekley might qualify for the 2008 Masters with a win due to a new rule put in place by Billy Payne last week.

Last time, bad luck beat Boo. This time, Boo beat bad luck. With a three stroke lead at one point on Monday, Boo duffed a chip shot on 17. Showing his meddle, Boo chipped in for par. On 18, Boo again was in trouble as he was off the green on his third shot. No problem for Boo, who stepped up and drained another chip for par. $972,000 later, Boo has his first Tour victory and his first invitation to the Masters.

Ernie Els finished one back at thirteen under par following a fourth round 70. Faced with a chance for the victory, Els failed to make a two foot putt and continued his victory drought on the PGA Tour.

As for Jerry Kelly, he shot 77 to knock himself far out of the lead.

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