DeWitt Weaver (golfer)

DeWitt Weaver
Personal information
Full name DeWitt Thompson Weaver, Jr.
Born (1939-09-14)September 14, 1939
Danville, Kentucky
Died March 18, 2021(2021-03-18) (aged 81)
Marietta, Georgia
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Marietta, Georgia
Career
College Southern Methodist University
Turned professional 1964
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins 30
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 2
PGA Tour Champions 1
Other 27
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament 47th: 1972
PGA Championship T33: 1972
U.S. Open T54: 1970
The Open Championship T18: 1974

DeWitt Thompson Weaver, Jr. (September 14, 1939 – March 18, 2021) was an American golf consultant and professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour and the Senior PGA Tour.

Weaver was born in Danville, Kentucky. He spent part of his youth there and in Lubbock, Texas, where his father was the head football coach at Texas Tech in the 1950s. In high school, he excelled in a number of sports. After graduation, he enrolled at Southern Methodist University, where he was a multisport letterman. Weaver moved to Georgia after college and became a dominant player in Georgia amateur golf. He turned professional in 1964.[1]

Weaver competed on the PGA Tour from 1967 to 1976, winning twice in the early 1970s.[2] His best year as a professional golfer was 1971 when he finished in the top-25 on the PGA Tour money list.[1] In 1980 and 1981, he was the Georgia PGA Player of the year.[3]

After reaching the age of 50 in September 1989, Weaver began competing on the Senior PGA Tour. His lone win in this venue came in 1991 at the Bank One Senior Classic. Rallying from five shots down on the final day, he defeated J. C. Snead in a playoff with a birdie on the second hole.[4]

After retiring as a touring professional, Weaver held club pro positions at Sea Palms, Sky Valley and Innsbruck golf clubs.[2] He ran a golf consulting company, DeWitt Weaver Golf Solutions LLC, with his children.[3] Weaver lived in Braselton, Georgia, with wife, Sheri. He was a spiritual man of strong Christian faith;[1] he started junior golf programs at St. Simons Island and Rabun County High Schools at opposite ends of the state of Georgia. He was inducted into the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame in 1998, the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in 2003,[2] and the Northeast Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in 2004.[3]

Weaver died at his home in Marietta, Georgia, on March 18, 2021.[5]

Professional wins (30)

PGA Tour wins (2)

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 Aug 29, 1971 Liggett & Myers Open Match Play Championship −1 (71) 6 strokes United States Phil Rodgers
2 Sep 10, 1972 Southern Open −4 (65-67-72-72=276) Playoff United States Chuck Courtney

PGA Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1972 Southern Open United States Chuck Courtney Won with par on first extra hole

Other wins (18)

Senior PGA Tour wins (1)

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 Sep 29, 1991 Bank One Senior Classic −9 (70-72-65=207) Playoff United States J. C. Snead

Senior PGA Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1991 Bank One Senior Classic United States J. C. Snead Won with birdie on second extra hole

Other senior career wins (9)

  • 2004 Landings Senior Classic
  • 2005 Doublegate Senior Classic
  • 2006 Dalton Beverage Senior Classic
  • 2008 Waycross Senior Classic
  • 2009 Dan Parish Senior Classic
  • 2010 Georgia PGA Seniors, Georgia Section Senior Junior
  • 2011 Hard Labor Creek Senior Classic
  • 2014 Weaver Cup

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c "DeWitt Weaver". Biographical information from The Goal. Retrieved October 26, 2007.
  2. ^ a b c "Biographical information from Georgia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum". Archived from the original on March 3, 2016. Retrieved October 26, 2007.
  3. ^ a b c "Career Milestones from DeWitt Weaver Golf Solutions LLC". Archived from the original on July 4, 2008. Retrieved October 26, 2007.
  4. ^ Golf: Weaver Wins
  5. ^ Livsey, Laury (March 23, 2021). "DeWitt Weaver, winner on PGA Tour and PGA Tour Champions, passes at 81". PGA Tour.

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