CROMWELL, Conn. – Boo Weekley is not playing his best golf and said of himself physically, “I'm falling apart a little bit at a time,” but the man from Milton (Fla.) was at his best this week when he gave the folks at the CVS Caremark Charity Classic a boost.
Weekley, who paired with Chad Campbell at Rhode Island Country Club earlier this week, informed tournament officials that he was giving back half his winnings, $42,500, to the event’s charity.
“Unbelievable,” co-host Brad Faxon said Wednesday at the Travelers Championship. “We’ve had some players write checks (for the charity) but never has a player given something like that.”
It turned out to be an eventful week for the Ryder Cup star. Before he tied for third with Campbell, Weekley learned he needed a jacket for a Monday night dinner at Rhode Island CC. The jacket, a blue blazer, increased his formal wardrobe to four jackets – two tartan jackets for winning at Harbour Town, a black coat he earned for finishing runner-up at the 2007 World Cup and the new addition.
As for Weekley’s physical issues, he said Wednesday he was headed home to go three miles on the treadmill and is regularly riding eight miles on a bicycle. You’re an athlete, one scribe joked: “Used to be. Now I’m an athlete at eating.”
And good deeds, it seems.