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

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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

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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

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