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Golfer Willie Wood returns to Omni Tucson National

Posted: 6:38 PM, Feb 26, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-26 20:44:53-05

TUCSON, Arizona — At this stage in his golf career, 59 year old Willie Wood isn't setting any personal goals for the season.

"It's just do the best you can at this point," said Wood. "We don't know how we're going to feel when we wake up in the morning. Sometimes, things aren't working the way they used to work."

For Willie Wood, it was his knee. He missed the 2018 season after having knee replacement surgery. But, Wood was able to get a sponsor's exemption to compete in last year's Cologuard Classic.

"I always enjoy coming back here because I grew up across town at Sabino High School, and I played a lot of golf, here. I was actually a member of The Range Club in the late 1970's."

Wood used his home course advantage and almost pulled off an improbable upset, finishing tied for second in last year's Cologuard Classic.

"Well, I know the course well, but I did put well."

Wood's second place finish was his best on the Champions Tour since his two wins in 2012. And, he's hoping that another strong showing this weekend can propel him to have a good 2020.

"It did last year, and you try to ride the momentum as much as you can. It's fun to come back and see old friends. Hopefully, I can relive last year, and do just a little bit better."