In Tiger’s Absence at Ryder Cup, Boo’s The Man

Boo Weekley’s aw-shucks, fun-loving ways are All-American, but he just may be a better social fit with the hard partying Europeans during this week’s Ryder Cup. He’s already produced a bevy of quotes in the run-up to the annual woodshedding of American golfers. Maybe he’ll even help produce a rare victory.

How’s a discussion about hunting, pants and silk undies, for starters?

Reports THE SCOTSMAN: “These pants I’ve got on are probably the most expensive thing I’ve ever owned, this pair of pants felt like a pair of silk underwear when you’re getting ready to go hunting. They’re unreal.”

Politics has Sarah Palin, golf has Boo.

More Weekley wisdom:

When he attended the official team dinner in formal wear last night, it was the first time Weekley had slipped into a tuxedo since he was married eight years ago. “I’m going to feel like I’m in a straightjacket”

(Hugh Laurie Sighting!)

I give the man credit for his aversion to formal wear, but it’s amazing someone got by in the country club world of professional golf for so long without looking like Jeeves every now and then.