“You’ve got to feel for Boo,” Villegas said. “But it’s golf. Those things happen.” Each player made par at the par-5 18th, the first playoff hole. Wilson’s was spectacular, coming after he drove his tee shot into the mud and scrambling to the green before making a 30-foot putt to keep him in contention. Wilson, 0-for-110 in tour events, also made a 45-footer to save par at the 16th hole – which, obviously, kept his hopes afloat. And Coceres – who lost a playoff to Fred Funk in Mexico at last week’s tour stop, the Mayakoba Golf Classic – had a birdie try that would have ended the tournament hit the lip and roll away. “I’m old. I’m 43,” said Coceres, who is 1-1 in playoffs on tour, and is the only member of the final foursome here to go to extra holes in a tour event. “I couldn’t see.” Weekley then made a 3-footer to earn his trip to the second playoff hole, and Villegas followed with a tap-in from about 2 feet – the final shot before play was suspended. European PGA Anton Haig won a three-way playoff with Richard Sterne and Oliver Wilson to win his first tour title at the Johnnie Walker Classic in Thailand. The three finished regular play at the Blue Canyon County Club on 13-under 275. The 20-year-old from Johannesburg knocked in a 3-foot putt for a birdie in the 18th hole shootout to win for the first time in 17 appearances on the European Tour. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! They never came. And he had to wait until this morning to get a shot at redeeming himself. Courtesy of Weekley’s miss on the final hole of regulation, he, Camilo Villegas, Mark Wilson and Jose Coceres – who all finished at 5-under 275 – went into a four-man playoff Sunday night, one that they couldn’t finish before darkness fell on PGA National. “I was shaking,” Weekley said. “I ain’t going to lie about it. I mean, I was shaking like a leaf. … I made a good stroke. I just hit it way too hard.” Play was scheduled to resume today at 5:30 a.m., with the foursome on the par-4 10th hole. With a 15-footer on the tournament’s 71st hole, the par-3 17th, Weekley took the lead and only needed a par at the last to get that win and the money. He reached the 18th green in three shots, tipping his cap as he walked up to acknowledge the long, loud serenade of “Boo.” The gallery made a much different sound moments later, when his putt slid past the left edge. Only 3 feet separated Boo Weekley from everything he’s spent the last decade chasing. A PGA Tour victory, the big winner’s check, a two-year exemption, all of them a mere short putt away. He pulled his putter back in the fading light on the 72nd hole of the Honda Classic in Florida, struck the ball and waited for the cheers to rain down.
Former Manchester United midfielder Ray Wilkins has backed new boss Louis van Gaal to quickly turn things around at Old Trafford, but insists that the Red Devils will need to delve into the transfer market in order to do so.Van Gaal’s Premier League debut ended in disaster as his side fell 2-1 to Swansea, with the Dutchman admitting afterwards that the players’ confidence was ‘shattered’, but as Wilkins told the Weekend Sports Breakfast, things can and will get better.“It’s all doom and gloom at Old Trafford, but I don’t see why it should be.“I’m sure before the transfer window closes they will add a couple of names to that. They already have a good squad and they need to add some top class names.“It’s basically the same squad of players. What has happened with Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw going to the club is that they’ve bought potential. If you look at Jose Mourinho, he buys the proven article and this is what Manchester United need.”United’s lack of experience in their ranks was there for all to see, with injuries and a loss of significant personnel over the summer taking its toll and Wilkins commented that this is one of the key areas that needs improving.“They’ve lost Nemanja Vidic; Rio Ferdinand and Patrice Evra. They therefore need some experienced players who know their way around the pitch to get them cracking again.“It has to improve. You saw that Louis [van Gaal] tried to play 3-5-2 and then moved to a 4-4-2 after the situation arose, but even that was exposed as was seen by playing young Jesse Lingard as a right sided wing back – he got done within the first ten minutes.”