Thirty year old Tom Weiskopf had caught fire in the summer of 1971.
Published: August 22nd, 2016 – Tom Weiskopf had caught absolute fire in the summer of 1971 and he proved it with this win at the 1971 IVB-Philadelphia Golf Classic. It was a summer to remember as Jim Morrison of the Doors tragic death occurred in July and the launch & safe return of the Apollo 15. Weiskopf secured his second victory on the season at Whitemarsh Country Club with this win. He won the Kemper Open earlier in June and withstood a late charge by Jack Nicklaus to win the title. Weiskopf made eagle on the 17th hole to shut the door on the golden bear. The man who eventually finished second, Dave Hill also eagled the 17th while Nicklaus finished one back of that. Weiskopf collected $30,000 for this victory as he would repeat this feat two years later in 1973 around his Open Championship win.