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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