D.A. Points Joins Initial Hall of Fame

When D.A. Points won the Shell Houston Open last weekend, he cemented his place in an elite group. No, not two-time tour winners — the Initial Hall of Fame. Let's look at who's already enshrined.

By Neil Helsper
Thursday April 4th, 2013 4:04 pm EDT

When D.A. Points won the Shell Houston Open last weekend, he cemented his place in an elite group. No, not two-time tour winners — the Initial Hall of Fame.

Let's look at who is already enshrined.

D.A. Weibring

Oddly enough, this D.A. is from the same hood as Mr. Points: central Illinois. They love initials down there. Weibring won five Tour events from 1979 to 1996, then joined the Champions Tour and has won five more times. According to his tour bio, Donald Albert enjoys watching reruns of Seinfeld and the West Wing. I would’ve guessed Law & Order. Something with more “DAs” in it.

Y.E. Yang

Yang has one major championship win, and it was a big one: he stared down Tiger Woods to win the 2009 PGA Championship, then raised his golf bag over his head like a raving lunatic. Oddly enough, both Y.E. Yang and fellow Initial Hall of Famer K.J. Choi were competitive weightlifters in their teens. They’re also answers to the question, “Who are two golfers I’d never challenge to an arm wrestling match?”

J.B. Holmes

The Kentucky native was a late bloomer to the world of initialing — he was known as "John Holmes" until he earned his tour card, then adopted “J.B.” to avoid comparisons to the 1970s adult film star with the same name. He's best known for his raw power, his successful recovery from brain surgery, and a bizarre rollerblading accident last week in which he broke his ankle. Rollerblading.

D.J. Trahan

Everyone knew a kid named "D.J." growing up, and Trahan was the D.J. who ending up playing golf on the big stage. Donald Roland Trahan, Jr. attended Hilton Head High School, which must have had a really hard time finding a course for their golf team. Hardly any options. It's unknown if Trahan enjoys the Lil Wayne song "Go DJ," but like Weezy he's got stacks of cash — $9.3 million in lifetime earnings. That sounds A-OK.

Bleacher Report

More in Players

Back9Network Hands Out PGA Tour Season Awards

Back9Network Hands Out PGA Tour Season Awards

Very Superstitious: Top 9 Golf Superstitions

Very Superstitious: Top 9 Golf Superstitions

11 Most Memorable Ryder Cup Moments

11 Most Memorable Ryder Cup Moments

The Lion Sings Tonight: John Daly Hits It Hard In His Car

The Lion Sings Tonight: John Daly Hits It Hard In His Car

5 Players Team Europe Needs To Play Well At Ryder Cup

5 Players Team Europe Needs To Play Well At Ryder Cup

Fly Solo? Tony Jacklin Weighs In On Tiger's Search For A Coach

Fly Solo? Tony Jacklin Weighs In On Tiger's Search For A Coach

Rory McIlroy Takes Target Practice On River Thames

Rory McIlroy Takes Target Practice On River Thames

16 European Ryder Cup Songs That Will Make You Cry

16 European Ryder Cup Songs That Will Make You Cry

5 Players The U.S. Ryder Cup Team Needs To Play Well

5 Players The U.S. Ryder Cup Team Needs To Play Well

Adam Scott, Steve Williams Part Ways After 3 Years

Adam Scott, Steve Williams Part Ways After 3 Years