Friday, August 27, 2004

Golf - Matt Weibring

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Weibring’s name should be familiar to Connecticut golf fans: D.A. Weibring won the 1996 GHO despite suffering from Bell’s palsy. His son Matt followed him for all 72 holes that week.

Now Matt, 24, a Georgia Tech graduate, plays on both the Nationwide and Canadian tours.

He has played the John Deere Classic twice before this week’s Buick, which he received a sponsor’s exemption for on Monday.

"I’ve been on the edge of shooting some really good, low scores, so it kind of happened at a good place," Weibring said.

Father and son should be pretty happy with Matt’s round Thursday. Weibring posted seven birdies (2, 3, 9, 11, 12, 13 and 15) along with two bogeys (4 and 10). On holes 11 through 13, all three birdie putts were from 2 feet or less.

But Weibring never looked at a leaderboard on the course, so he had no idea where he stood, even after he came into the interview room.

"I didn’t watch at all," Weibring said. "That’s one thing I learned last year on the Nationwide Tour. Those leaderboards do not help you play better golf. It puts things in your mind. ... Obviously, it must be all right if I’m in here (the interview room)."