#MastersMonday – Craig Wood 1941 Masters Tournament Champion

    By Jazzy Morgan

    The Masters Tournament® has a long-lived legacy as one of golf’s most prestigious tournaments. Starting back in 1934 and progressing on today, Augusta National® has seen many champions walk onto its course.

    These Green Jacket Champions are nothing short of legendary and as we count down to The Masters 2018, we will uncover the story behind them all.

    Craig Wood – The Late Bloomer

    As the winner of 21 PGA Tour titles, Craig Wood clinched his major wins later in his career at the age of 39. Wood was the first golfer to lose all four major championships in extra holes. Known mostly as the victim of Gene Sarazen’s famous double eagle, the shot that left the players tied for first at the 1935 Masters Tournament and Sarazen went on to victory. This was the fourth time Wood had landed himself as runner-up and was the third time he lost in a playoff round. 1941 was Craig Wood’s golden year when he won both the U.S. Open and The Masters®!

    1941 Masters Tournament

    In 1941, Craig Wood kicked his second-place streak to the curb and clinched his first major championship at The Masters®. Wood was the first wire-to-wire champion, meaning he led the tournament from beginning to end. There have only ever been five wire-to-wire champions in history. Wood defeated runner-up Byron Nelson by three-strokes finishing at 8 under.

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     Victoria Barnett

    QE-2016_Headshot-Victoria-Barnett.pngVictoria Barnett is originally from High Point, NC. She received her B.A. in Communication Studies and minors in Business and Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. In her spare time, Victoria enjoys watching baseball, baking and hanging out with her golden retriever, Kaaya. She loves to travel to Florida and is a die-hard Miami Hurricanes fan. 

     

    Darragh Farrelly

    410-Blogger-Darragh-Farrelly-48eb94555a7e887e43b7859670f8fa79Originally from Dublin, Ireland, Darragh made the move to North Carolina a little over three years ago. An avid sports fan, he earned his BA in Journalism from Griffith College Dublin, which led him to various roles covering sports in Ireland. When he's not watching the New England Patriots win, Darragh enjoys going to concerts and following the English Premier League.

    Allie Shriver

    409-Blogger-Allie-Shriver-e536dee79691b3447e6d05ac1df44749Allie Shriver is a North Carolina native. A proud graduate of the University of North Carolina Wilmington where she received a B.A. in Communication Studies. In her spare time, Allie enjoys hanging out at the beach, watching football, and exploring new cities. As a die-hard football fan, you can catch Allie at local sports bar cheering on the New York Giants and frantically checking her Fantasy Football scores.  

    Kristen Doolan

    Kristen Doolan was born and raised a Florida State Seminole. Making her way from Florida to North Carolina, Kristen achieved her B.S. in Business Adminstration, Marketing at The University of North Carolina Wilmington. She is an avid traveler, college football addict, beach bum and loves spending time with her family and friends. 

    Jazzy Morgan

    Jazzy Morgan is originally from London, England. She grew up in Connecticut and made the move down south in 2011. She attended Winthrop University where she received her B.S. in Family & Consumer Sciences and a minor in Marketing. Jazzy enjoys traveling, working out, reading Vogue & Cosmo, keeping up with fashion trends and watching her favorite soccer team, Manchester United.