Willie Wood

    Willie Wood

    Height: 5 ft. 7 in

    Weight: 145 lbs

    Birthday: 10/01/1960

    College: Oklahoma State University

    Turned Pro: 1983

    Birthplace: Kingsville, Texas

    Country: United States

    Sponsor: Titleist


    Wood was a very successful amateur player. He won many prestigious individual titles including the US Junior Amateur in 1977. He played golf at Oklahoma State University on a team that included future PGA Tour winners, Scot Verplank and Bob Tway. Before turning pro, Wood was a member of the United States Walker Cup team that defeated GB&I at Royal Liverpool by three points. He turned pro shortly after and won his PGA Tour card a few months later at Q School.

    Wood was quiet the journeyman pro, constantly moving between the PGA and Nationwide Tour as he struggled to keep his card. He won his sole PGA Tour title in 1996. He held off Kirk Triplett by one shot to win the Deposit Guaranty Golf Classic. He had one play-off loss in his PGA Tour career, losing to Joey Sindelar on the first play-off hole at the 1990 Hardee’s Golf Classic. Wood managed to finish in the top 25 five times in Major Championships with his best finish being tied 12th at the 1997 Masters. In total he had 23 top 10 finishes on the main Tour including being a four time runner up. He played just over one hundred times on the Nationwide Tour, having twelve top 10 finishes.

    Currently, Wood is plying his trade on the Champions Tour since 2010. He has won twice on the Seniors Tour with both wins coming in 2012. He first won the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open in August after defeating Michael Allen in a playoff. Then a few weeks later he captured the Pacific Links Hawaii Championship by one stroke over Bill Glasson. He finished the season at a career best 19th on the Champions Tour money list.