New-York Historical Society's Bill Shannon Dictionary of New York Sports

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Craig Wood

Craig Wood (Golf.  Born, Lake Placid, NY, Nov. 18, 1901; died, Palm Beach, FL, May 8, 1968.)  Head pro at Winged Foot for many years, Craig Ralph Wood was also an outstanding tour golfer who won 34 P.G.A. tournaments.  Wood had his most impressive victories in 1940-42.  He won the Metropolitan Open at Forest Hill […]

Billy Casper

Billy Casper (Golf.  Born, San Diego, CA, June 24, 1931.)  A 28-year-old Billy Casper burst onto the national golf scene with a one-stroke victory in the U.S. Open over the West Course of the Winged Foot Golf Club in 1959.  Casper battled through the final round on a chilly June day with a 4-over-par 74, […]

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