From the deep South to the PGA Tour, the hilarious and inspiring memoir of golfer Boo Weekley
Ever since his breakout performance at the 2008 Ryder Cup, professional golfer Thomas Brent Weekley, known affectionately as "Boo," has captivated fans with his eccentric, Southern-fried country humor and incredible path to the top of the PGA Tour.
True Boo is the candid and often hilarious memoir of a larger-than-life athlete, and a wild behind-the-scenes look at life on the PGA Tour. Boo takes readers on a rollicking journey that begins with his humble childhood growing up in Milton, Florida. Called "a nobody from nowhere" and the "Crocodile Dundee of golf," Boo had to earn respect on the Tour. His game ascended in record time, culminating in his now legendary Ryder Cup victories—going 2-0-1 in his three matches—and his back-to-back Verizon Heritage wins.
With stories of his personal relationships with other players on tour including Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, frequent down-home phrases, figures of speech, locker-room language, plenty of "Booisms" and never-before-seen photos, this is a golf book unlike any other.
From a distance, Weekley seems like a charming eccentric, a homespun golfer once knocked out by an orangutan in boxing gloves at a Florida county fair. But by book's end, Weekley's charm runs thin. He tells of how he flunked out of "turfgrass school," worked three years in a chemical plant before starting to gamble or as he describes it, "hustling on golf." Weekley soon went from betting his own money to being bankrolled by gamblers who bet as much as $400,000 on his matches. After winning his first small professional tournament, Weekley devoted himself to making the PGA Tour, earning his tour card in 2002. He soon dropped off the tour, but returned in 2007 to win his first PGA event and then star on the 2008 Ryder Cup team. In addition to golf stories, Weekley shares at length details of dim-witted mishaps, including a 20-page chapter entitled "Finishing Number Two" that focuses on eventful bowel movements. Some readers may find this appealing, but for many it will be Boo much.
Easy read and funny as all get out!
Good book. Had me laughing out loud many a times!