D.A. and D.A. at the Byron Nelson

26 05 2009

If you watched the Byron Nelson Championship at all last week, no doubt you heard the initials “D.A.” on more than one occasion.

Both D.A.s have connections to the John Deere Classic and the state of Illinois.

D.A.Weibring, a three-time winner at the PGA Tour’s Quad Cities event, last year renovated the TPC Las Colinas, where Rory Sabbatini prevailed on Sunday with a 19-under par finish.

Weibring also designed TPC Deere Run, site of the John Deere Classic since 2000 and one of the more popular TPC courses among PGA Tour players.  Weibring’s handiwork at Las Colinas was reminiscent of aspects of Deere Run, most notably the increased number of greenside chipping areas he added.

Like Weibring, D.A. Points is a native of Quincy, Illinois.  He played in the John Deere Classic from 2004-2006, once on a sponsor exemption, and has committed to play again this year.

Points found Weibring’s Las Colinas much to his liking finishing in third place at 16-under par, his best finish ever on the PGA Tour, on rounds of 68-66-65-65—264.  The performance was worth $445,000 for Points, who now has three top 10 finishes and almost $900,000 in earnings so far this season.

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