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Encyclopedia > Willie Wood (golfer)


Willie West Wood (born October 1, 1960) is an American professional golfer who has played on the PGA Tour and the Nationwide Tour. October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... In golf the distinction between amateurs and professionals in rigorously maintained. ... The PGA Tour is an organization headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA that operates the USAs main professional golf tours for men. ... Golfs Nationwide Tour is the developmental tour for the U.S. based PGA Tour, and features professional golfers who have either failed to score well enough at that levels Qualifying School (the main tours qualifying tournament, popularly referred to as Q-School) to earn their PGA Tour...

Wood was born in Kingsville, Texas. He attended Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma and was a member of the golf team. In 1983, he played on the Walker Cup team; and later that same year turned pro and joined the PGA Tour. Kingsville is a city located in Kleberg County, Texas, United States. ... Oklahoma State University Logo The Oklahoma State University System comprises of five educational instututes across Oklahoma. ... Downtown Stillwater Stillwater is a city in Payne County, Oklahoma, United States. ... Greg Norman on the 18th tee at St Andrews. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Walker Cup is a golf trophy contested biennially in odd numbered years between teams comprising the leading amateur golfers of the United States and Great Britain and Ireland (in political terms the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland). ...

Wood has split his playing time between the PGA Tour and the Nationwide Tour. He has about two dozen top-10 finishes on the former including a win at the 1996 Deposit Guaranty Golf Classic, and about a dozen top-10 finishes on the latter. His best finish in a major championship was a T-12 at The Masters in 1997. 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual tournaments in mens professional golf. ... The Masters is one of four Grand Slam golf tournaments. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Wood has a sister, Deanie, who was a member of the LPGA Tour. He makes his home in Edmond, Oklahoma. The LPGA is the Ladies Professional Golf Association. ... Edmond is a rapidly growing suburban city located in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma in the central part of the state. ...

Wood also fathers three strikingly handsome sons, William (19), Kelby (18), and Hayden (10). Each son talented in his own way, William the brain, Kelby the braun, and Hayden's specialties have yet to be determined.

PGA Tour wins

Other regular career wins

  • 1990 Oklahoma Open
  • 1995 Oklahoma Open

Amateur wins

The United States Junior Amateur Championship is one of the thirteen U.S. national golf championships organised by the United States Golf Association. ...

External links

  • Profile on PGA Tour's official site



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