Defending Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial champion Boo Weekley saw a different side of the Fort Worth golf course on Monday.
Weekley, who was in town for a luncheon, remembers the thousands of fans during his march to the title in May.
On Monday, it was quiet at Colonial Country Club because the club was closed.
“Brings back good memories,” Weekley said. “It’s like a ghost town out here. I’ve never really been to too many courses that are closed on Mondays. I’ve never seen it like this before.”
The course will be buzzing again when the tournament is held May 19-25.
Weekley said he likes playing courses such as Colonial because the course is old school.
“When a course narrows down, it brings everyone into the field. Whereas you have courses now that a strategic bunker 285 yards off the fairway takes out the scoring chances of 70 percent of the field,” he said. “You’ve got the young guys now that can just send it over those bunkers and can get to all the par 5s. But if you bring it in, which is to say, grow the rough up and keep the course smaller, now you have to hit in the fairway and bomb it. I got mixed emotions about it because I do play well on both kinds of courses.”
Weekley talked more about the upcoming Masters and his future: