Move Over Happy Gilmore, Here Comes Boo Weekley
His levity energized the gallery — now known as ''Boo Birds'' — and his teammates. After his tee shot Sunday on No. 1, Weekley galloped like a horse down the first fairway, a bit from the movie Happy Gilmore. He did it again in the victory celebration, romping on a practice green.
Along with a goofy nickname, Boo and Happy share something else--a love of fisticuffs. Gilmore famously fought Price is Right host Bob Barker. Weekley, on the other hand, once got knocked out in a fight with an orangutan at a county fair. That's not the only fight he got into with an animal.
Weekley famously grew up wrestling alligators off his grandmother's porch in the Florida panhandle. The US have long needed a few guys willing to get their hands dirty grappling with a nasty task.