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Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (27) / 11/26/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'6" / 189
College: England

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Chris Wood slipped late but still did enough to take a share of the early clubhouse lead in the BMW PGA Championship on Thursday.
The giant Englishman cruised to the top of the pile with five birdies in his first 15 holes, including three on the spin from the 12th. But with the chance to stretch further clear as he moved to Wentworth's pair of closing par 5s, Wood took a bogey-6 at the 17th and had to settle for par at the last. It meant his 4-under-par 33-35=68 put him level with Spanish duo Miguel Angel Jiménez and Jorge Campillo. Wood, who took a two-shot lead into the final round of this event in 2010 before crashing to a closing 77 and finishing T6, hit 12 greens in regulation and found 9 (of 14) fairways. May 21 - 8:28 AM

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Chris Wood is 5-for-5 in the Open de España and will bid to crack the top five for the first time at Real Golf Club El Prat this week.

The Englishman is getting closer and took T7 in last year's edition at PGA Catalunya Resort. Previously his best finishes were a pair of T24s, one of those coming at this week's venue four years ago. Wood has some other strong form in Spain too. He was runner-up at the 2011 Iberdrola Open and T5 in the same event 12 months earlier. With current form of T31-T29-3 he's certainly worthy of consideration for those playing the 10-pick European Tour Fantasy game.
May 12 - 4:17 AM

After a strong final 54 holes at the Shenzhen International, Chris Wood will be looking to throw in a challenge at this week's Volvo China Open.

An opening 75 last week left the Englishman too much to do although he went 70-69-69 over the last three rounds to finish T29 and move up to 99th in the Race to Dubai. This followed a T3 in the Trophee Hassan II so he looks to be back in the groove after some understandably poor results following his comeback from a wrist injury. Wood, who boasts two top-five finishes in Open Championships, has bettered 70% driving accuracy in his last two events and that should serve him well at Tomson Shanghai Pudong GC where players say hitting the fairways is key.
Apr 21 - 4:08 AM

Chris Wood played the par 5s in 3-over in a frustrating even-par 35-37=72 on day two of the Trophee Hassan II but still remains prominent.

Looking to build on his encouraging first-round 67, the Englishman started out with a double bogey-7 at the 10th. He recovered with a birdie at 12 and an eagle-3 at the 17th but his hopes of climbing back up the leaderboard were scuppered by a bogey at the par-5 5th. Still, at 5-under 139 Wood is currently tied fourth and only two shots behind Adrien Saddier, who is about to start his second round. If he can play the long holes better, Wood is very much in the title hunt.
Mar 27 - 9:40 AM

Chris Wood finally put a score on the board by signing for a 5-under-par 35-32=67 in round one of the Trophee Hassan II.

It's been a struggle for the Englishman since he returned for a lengthy injury break and two starts this year have resulted in missed cuts. But he found his rhythm again at Golf du Palais Royal on Thursday with a bogey-free lap of the par 72. His 67 was the second best afternoon score in Morocco and he kept his card clean with 6-for-6 scrambling stats. He'll start the second round just two shots behind leader Adrien Saddier.
Mar 26 - 3:39 PM

Chris Wood is 0-for-2 on the European Tour since his return to action from injury and will hope to cash his first cheque at the Trophée Hassan II.

The wrist injury that sidelined the tall Englishman for nearly fifth months may have cleared up but, understandably, he's lacked sharpness in his two starts so far. Wood shot 77-73 to miss the cut at the Africa Open and 71-73 at the Tshwane Open where he also failed to make the weekend. Gamers should probably keep a watching brief for now as, despite Golf du Palais Royal being a links course, Woods has only fared modestly here in the past. You'd expect it to be a good fit for a man who boasts two top fives in Open Championships but he's never bettered T44 in three visits.
Mar 25 - 4:03 AM

Chris Wood ends a four-and-a-half-month absence by returning to East London for the Africa Open.

The Englishman has been sidelined since mid-October by a wrist injury so will be feeling his way back this week. Before his enforced break he'd ended 2014 with a pair of top 10s so could be challenging again soon. Whether an immediate trophy bid is likely is open to debate but he does have some good memories of this tournament having finished runner-up in 2012. Wood, who came 64th on last year's Race to Dubai, was also T6 at the 2014 Tshwane Open in his most recent start on South African soil.
Mar 4 - 7:54 AM

Chris Wood pured a bogey-free, 5-under-par 34-32=66 in his opening round of the 96th PGA Championship.

The 26-year-old from England was spot on at Valhalla today. He split 10 (of 14) fairways and hit 13 greens in regulation en route to five birdies. He was perfect on all 17 tries inside 12 feet and complemented that consistency with a birdie from 12'7" at the par-4 fifth hole. His strokes gained-putting clip registered 2.235. Wood was the final of five golfers to conclude his round just one strokes off the pace of the overnight tri-leaders.
Thu, Aug 7, 2014 08:29:00 PM

Chris Wood conjured up a bogey-free 7-under-par 33-32=65 in the final round of The Open Championship to set an early clubhouse lead at 5-under 283.

Wood was brilliant at Royal Liverpool, circling seven birdies and tapping in 11 pars. He ran out of holes, as he secured birdies on each of his last four. He scored top-five finishes in each of his first two Opens, so his ability to play links golf was already established.
Sun, Jul 20, 2014 09:01:00 AM

Chris Wood is set to give it a go at Royal Liverpool this week at the 143rd Open Championship.

Wood enters the week ranked 96th in the Official World Golf Rankings. After slipping out of the top 100 at the end of April, he has rallied for three top 10s in his last seven starts, internationally. The Englishman turned in back-to-back top 5s at the 2008 and 2009 Open Championships, but has fallen outside of the top 60 in his two follow-up appointments. The recent form and history of success on links-style courses make Wood a very intriguing sleeper this week.
Wed, Jul 16, 2014 10:11:00 AM

Chris Wood makes his World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions debut at Sheshan International Golf Club this week.

The Englishman locked up his invitation with his win at the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters earlier this year. His last top 25 came in the most recent WGC event, sharing seventh at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. If there's anything we know, it's that the stage won't be too big for him.
Tue, Oct 29, 2013 08:30:00 PM

Chris Wood signed for a 1-over-par 35-36=71 in the final round of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational and shares seventh place with Bill Haas at 5-under 275.

Wood's final round was relatively tidy, with two bogeys and one birdie interrupting 15 pars. Considering this was his first trip to Firestone Country Club, a top-10 finish is an excellent showing. He tied for third in driving accuracy and shared seventh in GIR for the week, so the layout obviously fit his eye.
Sun, Aug 4, 2013 06:13:00 PM

Chris Wood found himself in the final threesome with Tiger Woods and Keegan Bradley during the third round of the World golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational and managed an even-par 34-36=70.

Wood opened with birdies on three and four before giving back a stroke at the par-4 fourth. He then rattled off 13 pars before a closing bogey at the par-4 18th. Given his thrust into the limelight, it will be widely considered a successful showing for the Englishman. He enters the final round at 6-under 204.
Sat, Aug 3, 2013 06:09:00 PM

Chris Wood answered his opening 66 at the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational with a 2-under-par 34-34=68 in his second round.

Wood's aggregate of 6-under 134 is good for a share of the 36-hole clubhouse lead with Keegan Bradley, but neither will sleep on the lead as Tiger Woods is wrapping up a monster Friday. Wood hit 14 greens at Firestone today and rolled in four birdies. The set included conversions of 18'8" and 13'2" at the first and 16th holes, respectively.
Fri, Aug 2, 2013 04:47:00 PM

Chris Wood carded a 4-under-par 35-31=66 in his opening round of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational to finish one stroke off the early clubhouse lead.

The Englishman split 10 (of 14) fairways but landed only 10 greens in regulation at Firestone today. However, thanks to four par conversions from 10-12 feet, he avoid pitfalls at holes 13, 14, 18 and 9. It wasn't an entirely a blemish-free lap as he squared a bogey at the par-5 11th, but five birdies helped ease that stain. His set included rolls from 12'3" and 13'1" at Nos. 3 and 5, respectively. Overall, it was a terrific debut at this event for Wood.
Thu, Aug 1, 2013 01:33:00 PM