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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 has made the top 15 in the last three editions of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship and heads to Scotland for another crack.
Woods is renowned for being a links specialist after his back-to-back top fives in the Open Championship in 2008/2009 and has shown those skills again here, finishing T15 in 2012, T7 in 2013 and T9 last year. Surprisingly, he'd missed the cut in each of his first four starts in the tournament but clearly he's got the hang of this pro-am event now. The worry for gamers looking to get the tall Englishman on board is his current form. Since winning June's Lyoness Open in Austria, he's missed five cuts out of six, including the last three. The latest came in the Porsche European Open last week when he shot 68-74. Sep 30 - 4:11 AM

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Chris Wood will hope to rediscover his touch when he arrives in Germany for the Porsche European Open at Golf Resort Bad Griesbach.

Wood is a healthy 29th on the Race To Dubai but since winning June's Lyoness Open in Austria he's missed four cuts out of five. His latest weekend off came at the KLM Open in the Netherlands a fortnight ago although rounds of 70-68 suggests there wasn't too much wrong. This will be Wood's first visit to the Beckenbauer course but he does have some decent form in Germany as a whole. He's 5-for-6 there with a best of T3 in the 2012 BMW International Open at Gut Larchenhof.
Sep 23 - 6:44 AM

Chris Wood held his nerve to beat Julien Quesne by 2 holes and book a place in the last eight of the Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Match Play at Murcar Links GC.

For most of their last 16 clash, it looked like another cruise for Wood, who had previously registered 5&4 wins over Jorge Campillo and Jbe Kruger. But after going 4up with wins at 12 and 13, Wood saw his lead cut to the minimum margin as Quesne took 14, 15 and 16. The Frenchman had a great chance to tie the contest at 17 but left his birdie just short and Wood finally put the match to bed with a birdie at the last to secure his place in the quarter-finals. Next up for the three-time European Tour winner this afternoon is an-English clash with David Howell (a 2&1 winner over Chris Doak).
Aug 1 - 7:10 AM

Chris Wood produced another dominant display to beat Jorge Campillo 5&4 in the second round of the Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Matchplay in Scotland.

For the second match running, the Englishman was ahead from the very first hole and, once again, he closed out the contest on the 14th hole at Murcar Links GC. Wood was 2up after 2 thanks to a pair of opening birdies and won the next via a concession from the Spaniard. Another par breaker increased Wood's lead to 4up after 5 and although Campillo stayed in the game by winning 8 and 9 with birdies, Wood captured 10, 12 and 14 to book his place in the last 16. He said, "It was good to get another good win under my belt, a second 5 and 4, which is great to conserve the energy for hopefully a potentially long weekend. I started off really nicely and when you get a nice lead like that early on, it is quite hard to come back." Wood now faces Julien Quesne, who defeated Jeev Milkha Singh 4&3.
Jul 31 - 1:24 PM

Chris Wood led from the opening hole in a 5&4 day victory over South African Jbe Kruger on day one of the inaugural Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Matchplay in Scotland.

Wood set the tone for their first-round clash at Murcar Links GC with a birdie-3 and lost just one hole, the 7th, in what proved a comprehensive victory. The South African battled bravely to be just one down at the turn but fifth seed Wood won 10, 12, 13 and 14 to close him out. The Englishman, who is a huge fan of links golf, will play Jorge Campillo in the last 32. The Spaniard advanced after beating John Daly by 2 holes.
Jul 30 - 12:39 PM

Chris Wood will hope to improve a surprisingly disappointing record in the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open this week.

After a 15-year stint at Loch Lomond, the tournament has been played on links courses since 2011 but Wood, despite being considered a specialist in that form of golf, has struggled. Although he's 3-for-4 over the period, his best finish is a modest T36. The tall Englishman will hope to make a better fist of it at Gullane which is hosting the event for the first time. Wood secured his second European Tour win with victory in last month's Lyoness Open in Austria but he's missed cuts in Germany and France since.
Jul 7 - 4:44 AM

Despite trailing by five strokes entering today's finale of the Lyoness Open, Chris Wood recorded a two-shot victory, his second on the European Tour.

Wood closed with a bogey-free, 5-under-par 33-34=67 at Diamond Country Club in Atzenbregg, Austria, today. He connected for five birdies and went 5-for-5 in scrambling to post 15-under 273. Overnight leader Grégory Bourdy opened with birdie at the par-5 first hole, but squared five bogeys and a double the rest of the way for a 78 and a share of sixth place, six swings back of the champ. "I have been playing well the last few weeks so I felt that a victory was coming but until the moment comes you always think when will it come?" Wood said. "People will probably look at the result and think it was fairly straightforward but I needed to play well today and for a few other things to go my way and thankfully it all came together for me. It has been a while since the win in Qatar (2013) but let me tell you it feels a lot better to say I am a two-time winner on Tour." Rafael Cabrera-Bello took outright runner-up honors at 13-under 275.
Jun 14 - 12:13 PM

Chris Wood had to settle for a 2-under-par 35-35=70 in round three of the Lyoness Open after failing to cash in on a hot start.

The Englishman flew out of the gates with birdies at each of the opening three holes at Diamond Country Club but played the rest of his round in 1-over after swallowing a double bogey-6 at the 9th and a bogey at 17. It meant, after starting the day four shots behind leader Grégory Bourdy, Wood now has five shots to make up on the Frenchman in the final round on Sunday. That said, at 10-under 206 the 27-year-old has just two players above him on the leaderboard so has a legitimate shot at winning his second European Tour event. He split 9 (of 14) fairways in round three and hit 14 greens in regulation.
Jun 13 - 1:16 PM

Chris Wood hit 17 greens in regulation in a 3-under-par 36-33=69 on day two of the Lyoness Open and will go into the weekend tied second.

Despite finding only half the 14 fairways at Diamond Country Club, the Englishman's irons were dialled in as he climbed to 8-under 136 at the midpoint. That puts him level with Gary Stal and four behind leader Grégory Bourdy. Wood birdied all four par 5s on Friday and made another gain at the short par-4 13th. His bogeys came at the second and ninth. With the Bristolian posting 8-under first, he will go off in the final group on Saturday with Bourdy.
Jun 12 - 2:48 PM

Chris Wood authored a 5-under-par 33-34=67 to set the early target on day one of the Lyoness Open at Diamond Country Club.

This was Wood's first round at the course since he shot a closing 68 to finish T12 in 2012 and was notable for three 2s on the short holes. Those birdies came at 14, 18 and 6 while he added further par breakers at 13, 15 and 1. The Englishman's only bogey of the day came on the par-5 16th. Wood, who finished T16 in the Irish Open on his last start, told, "I spent a good few hours on the putting green at the weekend and I putted nicely today. The long game has come around and I’m giving myself chances so it’s a good recipe." For now, he's tied at the top with Spain's Carlos Del Moral and fellow Englishman Robert Dinwiddie.
Jun 11 - 7:34 AM

Chris Wood carded a 2-under-par 35-34=69 to post 3-under 139 at the midpoint and join five others atop the leaderboard at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open.

Links specialist Wood is in his element in Ireland this week, highlighted by him being one of just three players to have broken par over both rounds in the cold and often windswept conditions at the iconic Irish venue. Whereas he did it with long game in an opening 70, today's lap owed much to going 5-for-7 in scrambling and taking just 26 putts. Wood traded two birdies and two bogeys over his opening nine and advanced to 3-under with par breakers at 12 and 13 before grinding out five closing pars. He shares the lead with Tyrrell Hatton, Rafa Cabrera-Bello, Søren Kjeldsen, Richie Ramsay and Bernd Wiesberger.
May 29 - 6:38 PM

Chris Wood authored a 1-under-par 35-35=70 to sit just a shot off the clubhouse lead after his opening lap at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open.

Wood, who made his name with back-to-back top fives in the 2008 and 2009 Open Championships, was in his element at windswept Royal County Down on Thursday. While others struggled badly from tee to green, the tall Englishman split 10 (of 14) fairways) and hit 15 greens in regulation. The only disappointment was that he finished 0-for-3 in scrambling which led to bogeys at 13, 17 and 4. Wood wiped those out and ensured a valuable under-par round with birdies at three of the four par 5s (12, 18 and 1) and another par breaker at 16.
May 28 - 9:27 AM

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

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