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D.A.  Weibring

D.A. Weibring

Frisco, TX

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Updated: Friday, 25 May 2012 09:51 PM
  • Birthplace: Quincy, IL
  • Residence: Frisco, TX
  • Age: 59
  • Turned Pro: 1975

PGA TOUR Victories

(5) 1979,Ed McMahon-Jaycees Quad Cities Open. 1987,Beatrice Western Open. 1991,Hardee's Golf Classic. 1995,Quad City Classic. 1996,Canon Greater Hartford Open.

Other Victories

(3): 1985 Golf Digest Polariod Cup, Shell-Air New Zealand Open. 1989 Family House Invitational

2012 Champions Tour Money and Position

$76,267 (44)

Champions Tour Best Round

68 at Round 3, Encompass Insurance Pro-Am of Tampa Bay. 68 at Round 3, Insperity Championship presented by United Healthcare.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

1-- Ed McMahon-Jaycees Quad Cities Open, Beatrice Western Open, Hardee's Golf Classic, Quad City Classic, Canon Greater Hartford Open.

Career Highlights

2011: Among the top-20 finishers in four of his 19 appearances, highlighted by his only top-10 effort of the year, a solo 10th-place performance at the Boeing Classic in late August...Trailed by four after 36 holes at the Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach before eventually finishing T16...Also was T18 at both the Senior PGA Championship and AT&T Championship...Made a hole-in-one at No. 3 in the second round of the U.S. Senior Open at the Inverness Club in Toledo. Used a 6-iron on the 170-yard hole. It was the second ace of his Champions Tour career. 2010: Season limited to just 19 starts due to a bone spur in his left shoulder. He eventually underwent surgery in late October...Recorded both of his top-10s outside the United States...First top-10 was a T5 at the inaugural Montreal Championship in Canada. Second-round, 9-under-par 63 matched his Champions Tour career-best score. Shot a 6-under 30 on the back nine, the low nine-hole score of the event. Round moved him within three shots of the 36-hole lead and he followed it up with a 68 on Sunday to place among the top five...Turned in a nice performance at the inaugural Posco E&C Songdo Championship in South Korea where he finished T4, his best finish on the Champions Tour since his victory at the 2008 Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship. 2009: A herniated disc in his back as well as family issues forced him to miss some events in the spring as well as three months during the summer. After playing in the Dick's Sporting Goods Open in late June, did not return to action until the Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn in late September (T31)...The following week near Raleigh, posted three consecutive sub-par scores and finished T9 at the SAS Championship, his best effort of the year...Back woes forced him out of action once again after one round at the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship and played just one event after that at the Administaff Small Business Classic (T46). 2008: Claimed one of the year's big prizes when he won the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship at Baltimore CC in October. It was the first major title of his professional career and ended an 0-for-64 drought in major championships (0-39 on the PGA TOUR, 0-25 on the Champions Tour). His victory at Five Farms during the fall campaign was his fifth overall Champions Tour title, matching his victory total on the PGA TOUR. His 72-hole total of 9-under 271 was the highest score in relation to par to win the Senior Players since Jim Albus claimed the 1991 event with a score of 9-under 279 at the TPC Michigan. Started the final round one stroke back of Nick Price and trailed him by four strokes after four holes Sunday. However, took the lead for good with a par at No. 10 and then played his last eight holes in 1-under for a one-stroke victory over Fred Funk...Closed his season with a nice effort at the Charles Schwab Cup Championship, where he was T5. That finish, combined with his win near Baltimore earlier in the month, helped him earn October Player of the Month honors. 2007: Made a 9 1/2-foot birdie putt on the final hole to win the 3M Championship, his fourth career title on the Champions Tour and first victory on the circuit in a little more than two years. Trailed Jay Haas by two strokes with three holes to play, but seized the championship with birdies on each of the last three holes at the TPC Twin Cities. Caught Haas with a birdie at No. 17 after he rifled a 5-iron shot to within 3 feet of the flag. Donated $10,000 to help the Minnesota chapter of the American Red Cross after the I-35W bridge collapse earlier in the week...Had a nice effort at the FedEx Kinko's Classic in May when he fired three straight rounds in the 60s to finish second, two strokes behind Scott Hoch near Austin. Helped his cause with a first-round hole-in-one, a 6-iron from 193 yards on No. 3...Champions Tour August Player of the Month. 2006: Had his best showing in the opening event of the year, a T3 at the MasterCard Championship at Hualalai. Was the only player in the field who didn't make a bogey, a first on the Champions Tour since Doug Tewell went bogey-free en route to the 2004 Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn title. His 22-under 194 score in Hawaii included a final-round 63, matching his career-low round on the Champions Tour. 2005: Third career win came in May when he was a two-stroke victor over Tom Kite and Tom Jenkins at the Bruno's Memorial Classic. Was the only player in the field to have three straight rounds in the 60s...Almost successfully defended his Allianz Championship title two weeks later at the Tournament Club of Iowa. Got off to a fast start and held the final-round lead most of the day before eventually ending in a playoff with Tom Jenkins. Missed a 12-foot birdie putt on the first hole of overtime and then lost playoff when he missed a nine-foot birdie putt on the second extra hole...Narrowly missed another chance earlier in the year when he was T2 at the SBC Classic in March, falling one stroke shy of winner Des Smyth...Led the U.S. Senior Open with two holes to play but slipped into a T2 after a bogey-bogey finish. Was one of just two players (Greg Norman) in the field to post four consecutive sub-par scores in the event. Performance at NCR CC was his best ever at the time in any major championship...Voted as the Player of the Month in June. 2004: Led the Champions Tour with 15 top-10 finishes in 25 appearances...Got an early birthday present when he went wire to wire at the Allianz Championship for his fifth Tour victory in the Midwest. Three-stroke win over Tom Jenkins near Des Moines was his second Champions Tour career title and propelled him to May Player of the Month honors...Also closed with 65 at Nashawtuc and T2 in the Bank of America Championship near Boston, four strokes back of Craig Stadler. 2003: Did not become eligible for the Champions Tour until June, yet was one of three rookies to finish among the top 30 money-winners...Among the top five in two events before he became the seventh first-time winner of the season at Prestonwood CC near Raleigh, NC. Despite suffering from flu-like symptoms, rallied from five strokes back to claim the SAS Championship. Appeared to be out of contention after a three-putt at No. 16, but finished eagle-birdie to defeat Bobby Wadkins and Tom Kite by a stroke. Victory was his first in over seven years on TOUR and also made him the 25th different winner in 2003, tying the all-time Champions Tour record for most different champions in a season (25 in 1995).

Personal

Was an all-state basketball player in Illinois...Became a good friend of former NBA basketball star Doug Collins while at Illinois State...Enjoys watching reruns of "The West Wing," and "Seinfeld."...Best friend in golf is Peter Jacobsen...Got started in golf when his dad cut down a wooden-shafted putter for him when he was 5...Is the Chairman of Golf Resources Inc. which he founded in 1987. During this time the design division, Weibring Wolfard Golf Design has been involved in over 80 golf course design, renovation, and consulting projects worldwide. Projects include the TPC at Deere Run, which hosts the John Deere Classic and the TPC at Las Colinas, which hosts the HP Byron Nelson Classic, both on the PGA Tour. Golf Resources Group, the management division of the company, provides the leadership to golf properties that are in need of operational improvement. GRG currently manages Glen Oaks CC in West Des Moines, IA, host of the Champions Tour's Principal Charity Classic. The company's corporate headquarters is in Plano, TX. Its Web site addresses are weibringwolfard.com and golfresourcesgroup.com...Son, Matt, was a two-time All-America at Georgia Tech and has played on both the Nationwide Tour and the PGA TOUR. He played full time on the PGA TOUR in 2009 after finishing in the top 25 on the 2008 Nationwide Tour money list. He was 87th on the 2011 Nationwide Tour money list...Oldest daughter, Katey, is a professional dancer/actress...Youngest daughter, Allie, graduated from the University of Oklahoma with honors from the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication and is working in Dallas.

PGA TOUR Playoff Record

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