Coming back from cancer: Boo Weekley at the Louisiana Open

Posted at 10:27 PM, Mar 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-23 23:37:34-04



BROUSSARD, La (KATC) — For many golfers the Louisiana Open and the Tour in general is a way to launch a career as a pro golfer in hopes of one day making it onto the PGA tour. But for Boo Weekley, the tournament represents one more step along a journey of life after cancer.

“I love the people here. man, I got so many friends here from over the years but this is the first time I’ve been back and actually played since 2006,” said Weekley on Saturday.

A lot has changed for Weekley since the last time he played in the Louisiana Open. Most notably, a top 25 placement in the Official World Golf Rankings in 2007. And his most famous achievement thus far in the world of golf, a Ryder Cup victory in 2008.

But in 2018, doctors located a cancerous cyst in Weekley’s right shoulder. Beginning last July, Weekley underwent multiple two separate surgeries to have the cancer removed. the procedures.sidelined him from golf for another four months.

But now Boo is coming back.

“I’m getting there. I mean I’m not saying i’m a hundred percent but i mean i think everyday i tee it up I kind of get my feet back into the motions of what I’m doing out here. Learning what I’m doing right, what I’ve done wrong. Trying to make it better and it’s getting there.”

Weekley finds himself tied for 23rd heading into Sunday’s final round. But no matter how he finishes on Sunday, Boo says he’ll carry the same attitude with him week to week, tournament to tournament.

“I mean they can’t kill me and eat me out here. It’s just golf. all you can do is go play the game.”