ILLINOIS NATIVE D.A. WEIBRING turned pro in 1975. Since then he had played in 64 major championships on the PGA and Champions tours and never won. Until last Sunday.
The 55-year-old journeyman came from four strokes down with 14 holes to play to win the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship at Baltimore Country Club. Consider it a lesson in perseverance.
“… I did always believe that I could win a major championship, and didn’t get it done on the regular tour,” D.A. said.
(Weibring had five top tens in majors, including a third-place tie at the 1987 PGA Championship and 1988 U.S. Open.)
“I had my chances and I had a great chance in The Players Championship at Sawgrass years ago, having the lead the majority of the week,” he said. “But sometimes things happen and they just fall into place. They did this week, and it was great having my wife with me, Kristy.”
Weibring now has five titles each on both tours. His son, Matt, was an All-American golfer at Georgia Tech and currently plays on the Nationwide Tour. Dad taught him something this past week: never give up.
−The Armchair Golfer