craig wood – ’41 Masters champ featured on talkingolf podcast

Guest George Petro joined Warren Rogan and host Connor Lewis on the TalkinGolf podcast for a discussion of golf’s “Blonde Bomber,” Craig Wood. Petro and Lewis are GHS board members.

The podcast, No. 65 of Lewis’ TalkinGolf series, was a collaboration with Rogan and his Sports’ Forgotten Heroes podcast series. It aired on March 21, 2021, just before the 2021 Masters.

The three gentlemen discuss the life and career of Wood who won the first two majors of 1941 – the Masters and the U.S. Open. He notched 21 wins during his PGA career, from 1928 to 1944.

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Craig Wood is shown with his wife, Jacqueline, after his 1941 Masters victory. They are looking at his scorecard. Overlaid on the photo are the medals won for the 1941 Open and Masters, and his 1935 runner-up medal for the Masters. Only a certain historic golf shot by one Gene Sarazen prevented him from a victory that year. The medals are shown courtesy of George Petro.

For additional info, access the March 2009 Bulletin, No. 209, for an article by J. Peter Martin on Wood and his career.