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1941: Craig Wood wins Masters after finishing second in 1934

With a little bit of luck, Craig Wood could have won multiple Masters before the tournament was interrupted by World War II. He was runner-up by a shot in the inaugural...

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Double eagles few at Masters

...came early at Augusta National Golf Club.On the afternoon of April 7, 1935, Gene Sarazen was chasing clubhouse leader Craig Wood. Sarazen trailed by three shots with just four holes to play and needed a miraculous finish to catch Wood.After a...

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1934: Horton Smith wins first tournament at Augusta National

...remember, the nines were reversed at Augusta National for the first Masters ? Smith was in a nip-and-tuck battle with Craig Wood. A 3-putt on the 15th resulted in a bogey, and Smith came to the final three holes all tied with Wood.After a...

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Augusta's par-5s still put excitement in play 80 years later

...the most famous shot in tournament history when he made a double eagle on No. 15. Thegreat shot enabled him to tie Craig Wood, whom he beat in a 36-hole playoff the next day.That early excitement established a trend that has played out each...

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USGA leader talks Drive, Chip and Putt

...held the lead alone in all four rounds.Arnold Palmer is one of four men to achieve that feat, and he did it in 1960. Craig Wood (1941), Jack Nicklaus (1972) and Raymond Floyd (1976) were the other wire-to-wire winners. MASTERS SPEAKThe...

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No. 15 home to famous approach shot, double eagle

...4-wood from 235 yards.Known as the "shot heard 'round the world," Sarazen's double eagle put him in a tie with Craig Wood. Sarazen beat Wood in a 36-hole playoff the next day.No. 15 became more closely associated with Sarazen's shot...

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Snead outlasts Hogan, Patton to win 1954 Masters

...though, held at least a share of the lead each day. On the final day, Smith came to the final three holes tied with Craig Wood. He birdied the 71st hole to edge Wood by a stroke. 1944The Masters was not held from 1943-45 because of World War...

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See the Big Three on the first tee

...eagle at the 15th hole in the final round in 1935. He won his only Masters the next day in a 36-hole playoff against Craig Wood.Nelson stepped aside in 1983 to tend to his ailing wife, Louise, and was replaced by two-time Masters runner-up...

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Masters playoff format ensures high drama

...hole under the current format where playoffs begin at No. 18. A look back 36 hole1935: PLAYERS: Gene Sarazen and Craig Wood - Story - ScoreboardHOW SARAZEN WON: In the tournament's only 36-hole playoff, Sarazen won by five strokesOF NOTE...

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Longtime journalist fount of Masters, U.S. history

...name of every one of them," Derr said.Sarazen knew he needed three birdies on the last four holes to catch leader Craig Wood. His drive on 15 landed in a muddy patch and was partly embedded.He wanted to hit the 3-wood to reach the green...

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