Weaver shows breast cancer support at Wyndham
Sunday, August 22, 2010
GREENSBORO, N.C. – In case you missed it, Drew Weaver staged his own mini-Pink Out during Friday’s second round of the Wyndham Championship.
The former British Amateur champion, playing this week on a sponsor’s exemption, proved real men where pink to show his support for breast cancer awareness. Last December, Weaver’s mother, Cathy, was diagnosed with breast cancer. She had two surgeries and has now completed her treatments.
“Drew’s kind of quiet about stuff like this, but this was his idea,” his proud mother said.
Impressively, Cathy walked alongside her son in the gallery. And what a gallery it was. You might think Tiger or Phil was in the field. Why were there so many “Dream Weavers” out there (I just coined that name, hopefully someone will come up with something better in the comments)?
Weaver is the local favorite, a native of High Point, N.C. In one of those small-world moments, when I went for dinner last night my server, Laura, noticed the copy of Golfweek laying on the table and before long she was regaling me with stories about her former high school classmate. She said her whole family wore pink on Friday.
“We’re all rooting for Drew,” she said.
Tournament volunteers, staff and players wore pink ribbons to lend support too.
As an added bonus, Weaver, who has made 10 starts between the PGA Tour, Nationwide Tour and European Tour as well as regular duty on the eGolf Tour, made his first PGA Tour cut this season on Friday.
“It was really a powerful day,” Weaver said. “I think it was great for her to see all the support but not only for her, but for everybody else that’s affected because it’s certainly widespread.”