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Golf roundup: Boo Weekley wins the Colonial

Boo Weekley was at the 13th hole during the final round of the Colonial in Fort Worth before he finally glanced at a leaderboard — and saw his name on the top.

It was at that par 3 surrounded by an often-rowdy crowd that he also heard the loudest ‘‘Boo!’’ in quite some time.

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Weekley hit his birdie putt from about 22 feet, then swiped his putter in the air as if guiding the ball into the cup. He thrust the club above his head when the ball dropped to get him to 14 under par, where he finished Sunday for his first PGA victory in five years.

‘‘That’s when I realized, ‘Wow, here I go.’ I need to do something, either hold on to it or try to make a couple of more birdies,’’ Weekley said. ‘‘I knew I was hitting the ball too well just to hold on.’’

With five consecutive pars after that, Weekly finished at 266 for a one-stroke victory over Matt Kuchar, the second- and third-round leader who had a closing 68.

Defending Colonial champion Zach Johnson, who also won at Hogan’s Alley in 2010, shot 66 to finish third at 12 under for his first top-10 finish this season.

Kuchar, at No. 13 the highest-ranked player in the field, was 12 under after a 55-foot birdie putt at the 436-yard 12th hole. Kuchar punched his right arm into the air to punctuate the shot that got him within a stroke of Weekley for the lead.

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Johnson was at No. 17, where a 19-footer for his second consecutive birdie also got him to 12 under.

Almost as quickly, their one-stroke deficit was back to two after Weekley’s birdie at No. 13.

Champions — Kohki Idoki erased a five-stroke deficit against a fading Kenny Perry with room to spare, charging to a two-stroke victory in the Senior PGA Championship in St. Louis.

Perry (72) led by three strokes with six holes to play but settled for a second-place tie with Jay Haas.

The 51-year-old Idoki closed with a 6-under 65 to finish at 11 under at Bellerive Country Club. Idoki got a beer shower from fellow Japanese players Joe Osaki and Kiyoshi Murota after finishing ahead of Perry’s final group.

Mark O'Meara was fourth, three strokes back after 65. Murota was another shot behind after a 67.

European — Matteo Manassero became the youngest champion in the 58-year history of the BMW PGA Championship, beating Simon Khan with a birdie on the fourth hole of a playoff in Virginia Water, England.

Manassero, at 20 years 37 days, passed the previous youngest winner, Scotland’s Bernard Gallacher, who in 1969 was 20 years 97 days. With the victory, his fourth tour title, Manassero qualified for the US Open next month at Merion in Philadelphia.

Mattapoisett native Peter Uihlein (69), who finished T12 at 6 under.

LPGA — Ilhee Lee made a two-putt birdie on the par-5 18th in a driving rain that gave her a 5-under 42 for a two-shot win over Irene Cho (40) in the Bahamas Classic at Paradise Island.

Flooding earlier in the week left so much of the Ocean Club course under water that the tour’s best option was to shorten the course to 12 holes and play three rounds to reach the 36 holes required for an official event.

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