DeWitt Weaver (golfer)

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DeWitt Weaver
Personal information
Full nameDeWitt Thompson Weaver, Jr.
Born (1939-09-14) September 14, 1939 (age 79)
Danville, Kentucky
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceBraselton, Georgia
CollegeSouthern Methodist University
Turned professional1964
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins30
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour2
PGA Tour Champions1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament47th: 1972
U.S. OpenT54: 1970
The Open ChampionshipT18: 1974
PGA ChampionshipT33: 1972

DeWitt Thompson Weaver, Jr. (born September 14, 1939) is an American golf consultant and former 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 now runs a golf consulting company, DeWitt Weaver Golf Solutions LLC, with his children.[3] Weaver lives in Braselton, Georgia, with wife, Sheri. He is a spiritual man of strong Christian faith;[1] he has 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]

Professional wins (24)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner-up
1 Aug 29, 1971 Liggett & Myers Open Match Play Championship 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)[edit]

Senior PGA Tour wins (1)[edit]

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)[edit]

  • 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


  1. ^ a b c "DeWitt Weaver". Biographical information from The Goal. Retrieved 2007-10-26.
  2. ^ a b c "Biographical information from Georgia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum". Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2007-10-26.
  3. ^ a b c "Career Milestones from DeWitt Weaver Golf Solutions LLC". Archived from the original on 2008-07-04. Retrieved 2007-10-26.
  4. ^ Golf: Weaver Wins

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