Saturday, April 17, 2010

Boo Has A Chance To Buy Himself A Barn

There's every reason to believe Jim Furyk will win the Verizon Heritage on Sunday because he has game built to win a tartan jacket.

He's been close at Harbour Town before, finishing second twice and fourth once and having ended a two-year winless drought earlier this year, Furyk is in a roll that makes him the favorite entering the final 18 holes with a one-stroke lead over Brian Davis.

But Harbour Town is Boo Weekley's place. He's the new Davis Love III at the Heritage -- and they're much more alike than you might think. They can go hours talking fishing and hunting and never mention golf.

Weekley's been absent for a while, mending a shoulder he wrecked last spring, and three straight rounds of 68 have him starting the final round tied for third, two behind Furyk.

If Weekley can get back to striking the ball as crisply as he did the first two rounds and the wind blows as expected, he may be the guy who pushes Furyk the hardest. He'll no doubt have the loudest gallery at Harbour Town on Sunday.

Given his success at Harbour Town, someone asked Weekley if he'd considered buying a second home in this pricey, beautiful resort.

Not happening, Boo said.

"No, I ain't buying no house out here," he said. I'm out of the house business. I might buy a barn or something. That's the next thing I'm going to buy is a barn and put me a little room in it."

A win on Sunday might pay for that barn.

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