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Mark Charles Wiebe (born September 13, 1957) is an American professional golfer who currently plays on the PGA Tour Champions. He also played on the PGA Tour and Nationwide Tour.

Mark Wiebe
Personal information
Full nameMark Charles Wiebe
Born (1957-09-13) September 13, 1957 (age 62)
Seaside, Oregon
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight210 lb (95 kg; 15 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceDenver, Colorado
Career
CollegePalomar College
San Jose State University
Turned professional1980
Current tour(s)PGA Tour Champions
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Nationwide Tour
Professional wins8
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour2
PGA Tour Champions5
Other1
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT35: 1987
PGA ChampionshipT12: 1989
U.S. OpenT25: 1988
The Open ChampionshipCUT: 1997, 2001, 2014

Early lifeEdit

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).[1] He turned pro in 1980 and joined the PGA Tour in 1983.

Professional careerEdit

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.[2] 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.[3] Wiebe was a co-leader after 36 holes with Tom Watson at the 1987 U.S. Open[4] 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.[5]

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.[6] 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.

Personal lifeEdit

Wiebe lives in Denver, Colorado and is the father of three children. His son, Gunner, qualified for PGA Tour Latinoamérica in 2013.

Amateur wins (2)Edit

Professional wins (8)Edit

PGA Tour wins (2)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
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)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
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)Edit

Champions Tour wins (5)Edit

Legend
Senior major championships (1)
Other Champions Tour (4)
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
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)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
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

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Masters Tournament CUT T35 CUT
U.S. Open CUT T58 T25 T33
The Open Championship
PGA Championship CUT T47 T65 T38 T12
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open CUT T77 104 CUT
The Open Championship CUT
PGA Championship T19 T66 67 T61 WD CUT
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open T52
The Open Championship CUT
PGA Championship
Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open
The Open Championship CUT
PGA Championship
  Did not play

WD = withdrew
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place

Senior major championshipsEdit

Wins (1)Edit

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 timelineEdit

Results are not in chronological order prior to 2016.

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
The Tradition T18 T41 T6 T28 T45 77 58 T70 DNP
Senior PGA Championship T30 T44 CUT T60 CUT T59 75 CUT DNP
Senior Players Championship T7 T43 T3 T33 T17 T14 T60 T62 T57 DNP
The Senior Open Championship T27 T47 T46 CUT T6 1 CUT T58 DNP
U.S. Senior Open CUT T22 T18 T23 8 CUT CUT T62 WD

DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the halfway cut
WD = withdrew
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Biographical information from Commission on Athletics Community College League of California".
  2. ^ Wiebe works overtime for first tour victory
  3. ^ "Golf Major Championships".
  4. ^ Tom Watson, Mark Wiebe in U.S. Open lead
  5. ^ "Wiebe dominates from start to finish in first Champions start". PGA Tour. September 23, 2007. Archived from the original on September 13, 2012.
  6. ^ Wiebe wins Senior Open

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