2-sport athlete at SMU, who worked as longtime club pro in Georgia, where he won 4 state Opens and 7 state PGAs, dies
Died: DeWitt Weaver, a two-time winner on the PGA Tour in the early 1970s who also won once on the Senior Tour, of heart failure March 18 in Marietta, Ga., the PGA Tour announced Tuesday. He was 81. Weaver, who played football and golf at Southern Methodist, was the backup quarterback to future NFL star Don Meredith with the Mustangs. After playing the PGA Tour in the 1960s and ’70s, Weaver cut back as a touring pro to be closer to his growing family and became a club professional in Georgia. He was a four-time Georgia Open champion and seven-time winner of the Georgia PGA. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Sheri, four children and 12 grandchildren.
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