Willie  Wood

Willie Wood

Edmond, OK

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Updated: Wednesday, 23 May 2012 02:32 PM
  • Birthplace: Kingsville, TX
  • Residence: Edmond, OK
  • Age: 51
  • Turned Pro: 1983

PGA TOUR Victories

(1) 1996,Deposit Guaranty Golf Classic.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

1-- Deposit Guaranty Golf Classic.

Career Highlights

After 12 years on PGA TOUR, posted first victory at 1996 Deposit Guaranty Golf Classic...Came to Madison,MS after recording eight top-10 finishes in 13 starts on NIKE TOUR...After third-round 66 moved him to within stroke of 54-hole leader Greg Kraft, closed with 67 to defeat Kirk Triplett by one...$180,000 winner's check more than he had made in any prior season...Was sixth first-time winner on TOUR that year...Followed by making cut in next eight starts, including T11 at BuickChallenge...Had been runner-up three times since 1983 prior to victory...Opened with 63 at 1984 Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic andheld lead after each of first three rounds, but was passed by Ronnie Black's 63 and finished alone in second...In 1986, trailedRaymond Floyd, Mike Reid and Bob Tway by two strokes entering final round of Manufacturers Hanover WestchesterClassic...Closing 66 left him in second, one behind Tway...Shared lead with Tway through 54 holes of 1990 Hardee's Golf Classicbefore Sunday 69 left him tied with Joey Sindelar...Sindelar parred first extra hole for victory...From 1991 through 1995, retainedTOUR playing privileges only once, in 1993 when he finished 112th on money list...Outstanding junior career featured victories at1977 U.S. Junior, 1978 PGA Junior and 1979 Western Junior...Medalist at 1983 PGA TOUR Qualifying Tournament...Winner 1990 and 1995 Oklahoma Opens.


Sister Deanie was member of LPGA Tour.

PGA TOUR Playoff Record


Other Information

Missed the cut in both starts on the PGA TOUR in 2009, but made of 10 of 17 cuts on the Nationwide Tour, earning $22,783. Split time between PGA TOUR and Nationwide Tour from 2000-08. Missed all five cuts on TOUR in 2008, but managed to post two top-25 finishes in eight starts on the Nationwide Tour, with a season-best T19 at the Fort Smith Classic. In 2007, made one of six cuts on the PGA TOUR and two of six cuts on the Nationwide Tour. Best finish was a T14 at the Knoxville Open on the Nationwide Tour. Made three of 11 cuts on TOUR in 2006 and just one of three on the Nationwide Tour. Played primarily on 2005 Nationwide Tour, earning his first top-10 since 2001 with a T5 at the Chattanooga Classic. Recorded a T18 at the 2003 Greater Hartford Open, best effort on TOUR since finishing 12th at the 2001 Southern Farm Bureau Classic. Member of the TOUR since 1983. Enjoyed his best TOUR earnings season in 1998 when he finished 76th on the money list and made $397,110 on strength of a runner-up showing at the Sprint International and T4 at the CVS Charity Classic. Recorded a T12 at the 1997 Masters. First career victory came at the 1996 Deposit Guaranty Golf Classic, by one stroke over Kirk Triplett. Lost playoff to Joey Sindelar at 1990 Hardees' Golf Classic. Medalist at 1983 Qualifying Tournament. Winner of 1990 and 1995 Oklahoma Opens. Played in the 1982 Masters as an amateur, finishing T41. Outstanding junior career featured victories at 1977 U.S. Junior, 1978 PGA Junior and 1979 Western Junior. Sister Deanie was member of LPGA Tour.

National Teams

Walker Cup, 1983.