Weekley misses chance to win suspended Honda Classic

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PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - Boo Weekley missed a 3-foot par putt on the final regulation hole of the Honda Classic, wasting a chance to win his first PGA Tour title.

Boo Weekley hits out of a bunker on the fourth hole during the third round of the Honda Classic golf tournament, Saturday, March 3, 2007, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.  Associated Press
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Boo Weekley hits out of a bunker on the fourth hole during the third round of the Honda Classic golf tournament, Saturday, March 3, 2007, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

He'll have to wait until Monday morning to get another chance.

Weekley, Camilo Villegas, Mark Wilson and Jose Coceres went into a four-man playoff Sunday night, one that they couldn't finish before darkness fell on PGA National.

Each player made par at the par-5 18th, the first playoff hole. Wilson made a spectacular par, driving his tee shot into the mud and scrambling to the green before making a 30-foot putt to keep him in contention, and Coceres' birdie try that would have ended the tournament hit the lip and rolled away.

Weekley made a 3-footer to earn his trip to the second playoff hole, and Villegas then tapped in from about 2 feet - the final shot before play was suspended.

Villegas and Coceres closed with 4-under 66s, while Weekley and Wilson shot 71s to finish at 5-under 275. Tripp Isenhour (67), Robert Allenby (68) and Steve Stricker (69) followed at 4 under.

Play was scheduled to resume at 8:30 a.m. Monday, with the foursome on the par-4 10th hole, continuing to vie for the $990,000 winner's prize.


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