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February 28, 2013

Boo Weekley wrangles a snake, fires a 66 at Honda Classic

Posted at 6:02 PM by Ryan Reiterman | Categories: Boo Weekley, Honda Classic

P1-BooPALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- Somebody needs to give Boo Weekley a show on the National Geographic channel. He's boxed an orangutan. He's perfected the alligator call. Now add another title to Weekley's wildlife resume -- snake charmer.

The two-time PGA Tour winner heard some course marshals needed help removing a poisonous water moccasin. That's when Boo came to the rescue.

"He blended in perfectly with the grass, wasn't but 18 inches long, but he was good enough that he could have bit you and hurt you pretty bad," said Weekley in his laid-back, Southern drawl.

"A guy come running up to us right before we teed off and when we got done I told the guy not to worry about it. I took my driver and turned it over and just moved him."

In addition to wrangling a snake, Weekley fired a four-under 66 Thursday at the Honda Classic. It couldn't have come at a better time.

Weekley got into the Honda Classic on a sponsor's exemption, and he made the most of his opportunity with six birdies and two bogeys.

"Right now my putter is feeling good, and if I can get it feeling good and keep it feeling good, I think I'll be right there," Weekley said.

Other highlights from Weekley's press conference ...

On describing a breathing technique he's using while putting: "Kind of like when I'm shooting my guns long range. I have to take a deep breath and exhale and blow it out and then pull the trigger."

On finally being healthy after dealing with a bunch of injuries: "I'm not eating good, but I feel good."

On why he's skipping turkey hunting season: "I'm not much on them turkeys. I have done it a bunch, but I don't have time. I'm more worried about golf. If I can get this taken care of, I can turkey hunt the rest of my life."

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