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Age / DOB:  (28) / 11/26/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'6" / 189

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Chris Wood orchestrated a second round 4-under-par 35-33=68 to post 8-under 136 at the halfway stage in the Omega Dubai Desert Classic.
The Desert Swing had thus far been a frustration to the Englishman, who had been stymied by poor first round performances. But after an opening 68 he gave himself the chance of fighting for the title rather than the chance to play at the weekend - and he didn't let the opportunity go to waste, adding the same number Friday. Starting on the back nine his first move was backward, with a bogey-6 on 13, but he bounced back to circle birdies on 14, 16 and 17. On the front nine he made a second consecutive eagle-3 on the third, before bogey on 4 and birdie on 5 completed the scoring. He missed 8 greens in round two, saving par six times from the grass, but failing to do so twice from sand. He needed a mere 24 putts in his 68. Feb 5 - 4:08 AM

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Chris Wood has banked a consistent log of results at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic, but a genuine tilt at the title has so far proved beyond him.

The tall Englishman is 5-for-6 at the Emirates GC since missing the cut on debut in 2009. The good news: that run has seen him make the top 30 every time. The (relatively) bad news: his best finish was T10 in 2011. In recent years the reliable form has been built on solid long game foundations, as he's ranked top six for greens in regulation on each of his last three visits. He ended the 2015 season in some style, with five top tens in his last eight starts and sits third in the Race to Dubai rankings courtesy of his third placed finish in the lucrative Nedbank Challenge. But his Desert Swing has been stymied by poor first rounds as he went 76-68 in Abu Dhabi and 74-71 in Qatar.
Feb 2 - 5:02 AM

Chris Wood is part of the 30-man field contesting this week's Nedbank Golf Challenge at Gary Player Country Club in Sun City.

Wood secured his first start at the prestigious South African event after finishing 17th on the Race to Dubai, his highest ever position. The Englishman closed out his 2015 campaign with a T13 at the DP World Tour Championship and is 7-for-11 in previous starts in South Africa. His best is a second place at the 2011 Africa Open while he also posted top six finishes in the 2008 South African Open and 2014 Tshwane Open.
Tue, Dec 1, 2015 06:12:00 PM

Chris Wood will play in the DP World Tour Championship at Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai for the fifth time this week.

The Englishman has yet to crack the top 25 at the Earth course although 69s in rounds two, three and four helped him claim T26 in 2012 while he carded a Friday 66 last year on the way to T29. Wood connected four straight top 10s from the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship to the Turkish Airlines Open but has cooled off a little in the last two weeks with T51 at the WGC-HSBC Champions and T22 at the BMW Masters. At 18th on the Race to Dubai, he's all set to finish in the top 20 on the season-long standings for the first time since turning pro in 2008.
Mon, Nov 16, 2015 03:14:00 PM

With a 6-under-par 32-34=66 in Friday's second round, Chris Wood moved to within two shots of the lead at the halfway point of the Turkish Airlines Open.

Wood has now posted a pair of 66s over the Montgomerie Maxx Royal to reach 12-under 132 at the midpoint. After a birdie-bogey start, the Englishman picked up shots at 3, 4 and 6 to turn in 32 and circled further par breakers at 11, 13 and 17 to finish the day in a tie for second, two back from leader Jaco Van Zyl. Wood has posted top 10s in each of his last three starts and remains on course to bank another and challenge for a second European Tour victory of the season.
Fri, Oct 30, 2015 10:13:00 AM

Boosted by an eagle-3 at the 4th hole, Chris Wood posted a 6-under-par 33-33=66 in his opening round at the Turkish Airlines Open.

That's good enough for solo third spot after day one although he's five behind leader Jaco Van Zyl, who toured the Montgomerie Maxx Royal in just 61. Wood is in a groove right now after reeling off top 10s in each of his last three starts to climb to 17th on the Race To Dubai. Today's 66 was his 11th straight round in the 60s and puts him position to land his second European Tour win of the season. Starting at 10, Woods circled birdies at 11, 13, 14, 17 and 18 while swallowing his only bogey of the round at 15. On a quieter second nine, Wood signed for eight pars but he also threw in an eagle-3 at the 576-yard 4th to post the early clubhouse target before Lee Westwood (8-under) and Van ZYl (11-under) overtook him late in the day. The 27-year-old hit 15 greens in regulation after piping 8 (of 13) fairways.
Thu, Oct 29, 2015 11:02:00 AM

Chris Wood is 17th on The Race To Dubai heading into this week's Turkish Airlines Open at the Montgomerie Maxx Royal.

Wood's form dipped following his victory in June's Lyoness Open in Austria as he suffered five missed cuts in six strokeplay starts. But he bounced back with T4 in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland at the start of October and followed that with T9 in the British Masters and solo second at the Portugal Masters. After sitting out last week's UBS Hong Kong Open, the Englishman will look to connect a fourth straight top 10 in Turkey this week. He missed this event last year through injury but in the inaugural edition in 2013 Wood posted 65-69 on the weekend to finish T15.
Tue, Oct 27, 2015 07:07:00 PM

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.
Wed, Sep 30, 2015 04:11:00 AM

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.
Wed, Sep 23, 2015 06:44:00 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).
Sat, Aug 1, 2015 07:10:00 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.
Fri, Jul 31, 2015 01:24:00 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.
Thu, Jul 30, 2015 12:39:00 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.
Tue, Jul 7, 2015 04:44:00 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.
Sun, Jun 14, 2015 12:13:00 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.
Sat, Jun 13, 2015 01:16:00 PM