|— Golfer —|
|Full name||Mark Charles Wiebe|
September 13, 1957 |
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||210 lb (95 kg; 15 st)|
San Jose State University
|Current tour(s)||Champions Tour|
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships
|Masters Tournament||T35: 1987|
|U.S. Open||T25: 1988|
|The Open Championship||CUT: 1997, 2001, 2014|
|PGA Championship||T12: 1989|
Wiebe was born in Seaside, Oregon and grew up in Escondido, California. He attended Escondido High School from 1972–75, then Palomar College from 1976–77, then San Jose State University from 1978–79, and was a member of the golf team at both institutions. While a student at Palomar, he was the individual medalist at the 1977 California Amateur, won the 1977 Idaho Amateur; and he holds the Palomar school record for low round at 6-under-par (66). He turned pro in 1980 and joined the PGA Tour in 1983.
Wiebe has about four dozen top-10 finishes in PGA Tour events including two wins. His first win came in 1985 at the Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic when he beat John Mahaffey with a birdie on the first extra hole of a sudden-death playoff. In 1986, he won the Hardee's Golf Classic and finished 25th on the final money list. Wiebe's best finish in a major was a T-12 at the 1989 PGA Championship. Wiebe was a co-leader after 36 holes with Tom Watson at the 1987 U.S. Open before shooting closing rounds of 77 and 79 to finish tied for 58th.
Wiebe became eligible to join the Champions Tour when he turned 50 in September 2007. He won the first Champions Tour tournament that he played in at the SAS Championship. Wiebe matched Bobby Wadkins as the tour's youngest winner at 50 years and 10 days old.
On July 29, 2013, Wiebe won his maiden senior major at the Senior Open Championship at the Royal Birkdale Golf Club. He defeated Bernhard Langer on the fifth hole of a sudden-death playoff with a par, after both players finished the tournament at nine-under-par. Wiebe began the final round four shots back of Langer, but produced a four-under round of 66 to make the playoff, after Langer had double-bogeyed the final hole of regulation play. Both players parred the first two extra holes before play was halted due to darkness, becoming the first ever Senior Open Championship to have a Monday finish. At the third extra hole, Langer missed a twelve footer for the victory, before Wiebe won at the fifth extra hole with a par, after Langer could not get up and down from a greenside bunker. On September 22, 2013, Wiebe won his second event of the year at the Pacific Links Hawai'i Championship. He defeated Corey Pavin in a sudden-death playoff with a par on the second extra hole.
Amateur wins (2)
- 1977 California Amateur
- 1977 Idaho Amateur
- 1979 Pacific Northwest Amateur
Professional wins (8)
PGA Tour wins (2)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||Jul 14, 1985||Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic||−11 (70-69-64-70=273)||Playoff||John Mahaffey|
|2||Jul 20, 1986||Hardee's Golf Classic||−12 (69-65-66-68=268)||1 stroke||Curt Byrum|
PGA Tour playoff record (1–2)
|1||1985||Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic||John Mahaffey||Won with birdie on first extra hole|
|2||1988||Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic||Tom Sieckmann||Lost to par on second extra hole|
|3||1993||Buick Classic||Vijay Singh||Lost to birdie on third extra hole|
Other wins (1)
- 1986 Colorado Open
Champions Tour wins (5)
|Senior major championships (1)|
|Other Champions Tour (4)|
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||Sep 23, 2007||SAS Championship||−18 (65-66-67=198)||3 strokes||Dana Quigley|
|2||Apr 6, 2008||Cap Cana Championship||−14 (67-68-67=202)||4 strokes||Vicente Fernández|
|3||Jun 12, 2011||Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn||−19 (64-68-65=197)||Playoff||James Mason|
|4||Jul 29, 2013||The Senior Open Championship||−9 (70-65-70-66=271)||Playoff||Bernhard Langer|
|5||Sep 22, 2013||Pacific Links Hawai'i Championship||−11 (64-69-72=205)||Playoff||Corey Pavin|
Champions Tour playoff record (3–0)
|1||2011||Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn||James Mason||Won with par on third extra hole|
|2||2013||The Senior Open Championship||Bernhard Langer||Won with par on fifth extra hole|
|3||2013||Pacific Links Hawai'i Championship||Corey Pavin||Won with par on second extra hole|
Senior major championships
|Year||Championship||54 holes||Winning score||Margin||Runner-up|
|2013||The Senior Open Championship||4 shot deficit||−9 (70-65-70-66=271)||Playoff1||Bernhard Langer|
1 Defeated Langer in a sudden-death playoff with a par at the fifth extra hole
Senior results timeline
Results are not be in chronological order prior to 2014.
|Senior PGA Championship||DNP||T30||T44||CUT||T60||CUT||T59||75||CUT|
|Senior Players Championship||T7||T43||T3||T33||T17||T14||T60||T62||T57|
|U.S. Senior Open||DNP||CUT||T22||T18||T23||8||CUT||CUT||T62|
|The Senior Open Championship||DNP||T27||T47||T46||CUT||T6||1||CUT||T58|
DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the halfway cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10.
- "Biographical information from Commission on Athletics Community College League of California".
- Wiebe works overtime for first tour victory
- "Golf Major Championships".
- Tom Watson, Mark Wiebe in U.S. Open lead
- "Wiebe dominates from start to finish in first Champions start". PGA Tour. September 23, 2007.
- Wiebe wins Senior Open