Warren Wood

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameWarren Kenneth•Wood
Used nameWarren•Wood
Born27 April 1887 in Chicago, Illinois (USA)
Died27 October 1926 in Pelham Manor, New York (USA)
Measurements178 cm
AffiliationsWestern Golf Association / Homewood Country Club
NOC United States

Biography

A member of the Homewood (now Flossmoor) Country Club in Chicago, Warren Wood was on the Western GA team which won the gold medal at the 1904 Olympics. Individually he lost his first round match, a big upset, but his golf career was only starting. Wood’s first big year was 1906, when he won the North & South Amateur, finished 31st in the U.S. Open, and was runner-up in the Western Amateur to Ned Sawyer The next year he went to the quarter-finals of the U.S. Amateur, losing to the redoubtable Jerry Travers. In 1910 he made it to the finals of the U.S. Amateur, but was beaten by Bill Fownes. However, in 1912, he got revenge on Fownes by beating him in the second round of the National Championship, only to lose in the semi-finals to Chick Evans. Warren Wood finally won another major title in 1913 when he took the Western Amateur. He served with the American Red Cross during World War I.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1904 Summer Olympics Golf USA Warren Wood
Individual, Men (Olympic) =17
Individual, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) =19
Individual, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) 1
Team, Men (Olympic) Western Golf Association 1 Gold
Team, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) Western Golf Association 2