Weekley gives back

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

CROMWELL, Conn. – Even in these rough stretches when his play is ragged and Brad Faxon struggles to keep positive thoughts going, he’s thrilled to be part of the PGA Tour.

Wednesday, he got another reminder why. The day after his annual 36-day charity event wrapped up in cold, rainy, miserable weather, Faxon learned that one of his colleagues, Boo Weekley, had chosen to give back half his prize money.

“Pretty amazing. One of the best things that’s ever happened to us in that tournament,” Faxon said.

Weekley, one of 20 players in the team event, earned $42,500, but told tournament officials they can keep $21,250.

The CVS Charity Classic hosted by Faxon and Andrade supports dozens of charitable organizations in the Rhode Island area, where those PGA Tour members were born and raised.