Craig R. Wood

Craig R. Wood

Lake Placid, Essex County, New York, USA
Death 8 May 1968 (aged 66)
Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida, USA
Burial North Elba, Essex County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 8260475 · View Source
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Professional Golfer. He was the 1941 Masters and U.S. Open Champion. One of the greatest golfers ever to play the game, he was known as an extremely long hitter. There is a story of Wood hitting a wind-assisted drive over 400 yards at St. Andrews during the 1933 British Open. He won 21 Major tournaments and set 28 course records along the way. The name Craig Wood, whom sports writiers called "The Blond Bomber," is forever stamped indelibly in the record books as one of the all time greats of golf.

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  • Originally Created by: Dustin Raymond
  • Added: 11 Jan 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8260475
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Craig R. Wood (18 Nov 1901–8 May 1968), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8260475, citing North Elba Cemetery, North Elba, Essex County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .