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Craig Wood (Golfer)
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Golfer
    (November 18, 1901-May 7, 1968)
    Born in Lake Placid, New York
    Won the U.S. Open (1941)
    Won the Master's Tournament (1941)
    Member of three Ryder Cup teams (1931, 1933 and 1935)
    Inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame (2008)
    His nickname was 'The Blonde Bomber.'
    It took him until his late 30s to win a major championship.
    Despite a long drive he hit at over 400 yards at St. Andrews, the ball landed in a bunker.
    He is known for being the golfer who lost to the double eagle of Gene Sarazen in the Augusta National Invitational (1935).
    He had the distinction of being the first losing golfer in all four major championships while playing in extra holes.
    He had the distinction of being the first golfer to have a victory in a U.S. Open and a Masters Tournament in a single calendar year.
    He beat Byron Nelson in the 1941 Masters Tournament to become the tournament's first ever wire-to-wire champion with a score of 280 (−8), 19 years before Arnold Palmer accomplished the same feat.
    He also beat Denny Shute in the 1941 U.S. Open, getting payback for his 1933 British Open loss.
    He hit numerous excellent long drives.
    A golf course in Lake Placid, New York is named in his honor.

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