Mark Wiebe

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Mark Wiebe
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full nameMark Charles Wiebe
Born(1957-09-13) September 13, 1957 (age 56)
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)Champions Tour
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Nationwide Tour
Professional wins8
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour2
Champions Tour5
Other1
Best results in Major Championships
Masters TournamentT35: 1987
U.S. OpenT25: 1988
The Open ChampionshipCUT: 1997, 2001
PGA ChampionshipT12: 1989
 
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Mark Wiebe
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full nameMark Charles Wiebe
Born(1957-09-13) September 13, 1957 (age 56)
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)Champions Tour
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Nationwide Tour
Professional wins8
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour2
Champions Tour5
Other1
Best results in Major Championships
Masters TournamentT35: 1987
U.S. OpenT25: 1988
The Open ChampionshipCUT: 1997, 2001
PGA ChampionshipT12: 1989

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

Wiebe was born in Seaside, Oregon and grew up in Escondido, California. He attended 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 Championship; 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.

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.

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

Amateur wins (2)[edit]

Professional wins (8)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (2)[edit]

No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
victory
Runner-up
1Jul 14, 1985Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic–11 (70-69-64-70=273)PlayoffUnited States John Mahaffey
2Jul 20, 1986Hardee's Golf Classic–12 (69-65-66-68=268)1 strokeUnited States Curt Byrum

PGA Tour playoff record (1–2)

No.YearTournamentOpponentResult
11985Anheuser-Busch Golf ClassicUnited States John MahaffeyWon with birdie on first extra hole
21988Anheuser-Busch Golf ClassicUnited States Tom SieckmannLost to par on second extra hole
31993Buick ClassicFiji Vijay SinghLost 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.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
victory
Runner-up
1Sep 23, 2007SAS Championship–18 (65-66-67=198)3 strokesUnited States Dana Quigley
2Apr 6, 2008Cap Cana Championship–14 (67-68-67=202)4 strokesArgentina Vicente Fernández
3Jun 12, 2011Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn–19 (64-68-65=197)PlayoffUnited States James Mason
4Jul 29, 2013The Senior Open Championship–9 (70-65-70-66=271)PlayoffGermany Bernhard Langer
5Sep 22, 2013Pacific Links Hawai'i Championship–11 (64-69-72=205)PlayoffUnited States Corey Pavin

Champions Tour playoff record (3–0)

No.YearTournamentOpponentResult
12011Greater Hickory Classic at Rock BarnUnited States James MasonWon with par on third extra hole
22013The Senior Open ChampionshipGermany Bernhard LangerWon with par on fifth extra hole
32013Pacific Links Hawai'i ChampionshipUnited States Corey PavinWon with par on second extra hole

Senior major championships[edit]

Wins (1)[edit]

YearChampionship54 holesWinning scoreMarginRunner-up
2013The Senior Open Championship4 shot deficit–9 (70-65-70-66=271)Playoff1Germany Bernhard Langer

1 Defeated Langer in a sudden-death playoff with a par at the fifth extra hole

Senior results timeline[edit]

Results are not be in chronological order prior to 2012.

Tournament2007200820092010201120122013
Senior PGA ChampionshipDNPT30T44CUTT60CUTT59
The TraditionDNPT18T41T6T28T4577
Senior Players ChampionshipT7T43T3T33T17T14T60
U.S. Senior OpenDNPCUTT22T18T238CUT
The Senior Open ChampionshipDNPT27T47T46CUTT61

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.

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