Willie Wood (golfer)

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Willie Wood
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Willie West Wood
Born (1960-10-01) October 1, 1960 (age 54)
Kingsville, Texas
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight 145 lb (66 kg; 10.4 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Edmond, Oklahoma
Career
College Oklahoma State University
Turned professional 1983
Current tour(s) Champions Tour
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Nationwide Tour
Professional wins 8
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 1
Champions Tour 2
Other 5
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T12: 1997
U.S. Open T17: 1992
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship T23: 1985

Willie West Wood (born October 1, 1960) is an American professional golfer who has played on the PGA Tour, Nationwide Tour, and Champions Tour.

Wood was born in Kingsville, Texas. He had an outstanding junior career, winning the 1977 U.S. Junior Amateur, the 1978 PGA Junior, and the 1979 Western Junior, and was named the 1978 AJGA Rolex Player of the Year. He attended Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma and was a star member of the golf team, where he played alongside Bob Tway, Scott Verplank, and Tommy Moore. In 1983, he played on the Walker Cup team; and later that same year joined the PGA Tour by being medalist in the PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament (Q-school).

Wood has split his playing time between the PGA Tour and the Nationwide Tour. He has 23 top-10 finishes on the PGA Tour including a win at the 1996 Deposit Guaranty Golf Classic, and 12 top-10 finishes on the Nationwide Tour. His best finish in a major championship was T12 at The Masters in 1997.[1]

After turning 50 in late 2010, Wood played his first Champion Tour event, the AT&T Championship, where he finished T13. He won the Dick's Sporting Goods Open at En-Joie Golf Club in Endicott, New York on August 19, 2012, by defeating Michael Allen on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff for his first victory on the Champions Tour.

Wood has a sister, Deanie, who was a member of the LPGA Tour. He makes his home in Edmond, Oklahoma and is a member of the "Oak Tree Gang", a group of touring professionals who all play at Oak Tree National in Edmond.

Amateur wins (3)[edit]

Professional wins (8)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner-up
1 Jul 21, 1996 Deposit Guaranty Golf Classic –20 (68-67-66-67=268) 1 stroke United States Kirk Triplett

PGA Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1990 Hardee's Golf Classic United States Joey Sindelar Lost to par on first extra hole

Other wins[edit]

Champions Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner-up
1 Aug 19, 2012 Dick's Sporting Goods Open –13 (68-67-68=203) Playoff United States Michael Allen
2 Sep 15, 2012 Pacific Links Hawai'i Championship –14 (68-68-66=202) 1 stroke United States Bill Glasson


Champions Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 2012 Dick's Sporting Goods Open United States Michael Allen Won with par on first extra hole

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T23 CUT DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T12 T21 CUT
U.S. Open DNP DNP T17 CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T13 DNP DNP
Tournament 2000 2001
Masters Tournament DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP CUT
PGA Championship DNP DNP

Note: Wood never played in The Open Championship.
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10

Results in senior majors[edit]

Results are not be in chronological order prior to 2014.

Tournament 2011 2012 2013 2014
The Tradition DNP DNP DNP T25
Senior PGA Championship T45 T12 DNP T39
Senior Players Championship DNP T12 T47 T35
U.S. Senior Open T29 DNP T35 T49
Senior British Open Championship CUT DNP T45 T34

DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the halfway cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Yellow background for top-10.

U.S. national team appearances[edit]

Amateur

References[edit]

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