Norman Wood (golfer)

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Norman Wood
Personal information
Full nameNorman D. Wood
Born (1947-01-08) 8 January 1947 (age 72)
Prestonpans, Scotland
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Nationality Scotland
ResidenceGuernsey, Channel Islands
Career
Turned professional1965
Former tour(s)European Tour
European Seniors Tour
Professional wins2
Number of wins by tour
European Tour1
Other1
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
U.S. OpenDNP
The Open ChampionshipT40: 1975
PGA ChampionshipDNP

Norman D. Wood (born 8 January 1947) is a Scottish professional golfer.

Wood was born in Prestonpans, Scotland. He turned professional in 1965 and played on the European Tour in the 1970s. His sole win on the European Tour came at the 1972 Italian Open. He also played outside of Europe during the off-season. His best international performance is probably a runner-up finish to Gary Player at the 1974 Australian Open. He also won the Jamaica Open in 1973. In 1975 he finished a career best 18th on the Order of Merit and played in the Ryder Cup, defeating Lee Trevino in his singles match. He made his one appearance for Scotland in the World Cup that same year.[1]

Back problems forced Wood to become a club professional. He worked at the Sandy Lane resort in Barbados starting in 1978 and the Royal Guernsey Golf Club in Guernsey starting in 1982.[1] After turning 50, he played part-time on the European Seniors Tour for several seasons.

Professional wins[edit]

European Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 15 Oct 1972 Italian Open −1 (65-69-68-69=271) 2 strokes Wales Brian Huggett

Other wins (1)[edit]

  • 1973 Jamaica Open

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977
The Open Championship T50 CUT T50 CUT T54 T40 CUT CUT

Note: Wood only played in The Open Championship.
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied

Team appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Alliss, Peter (1983). The Who's Who of Golf. Orbis Publishing. pp. 312–3. ISBN 0-85613-520-8.

External links[edit]