Name:Christopher James Wood
Born:Nov 26, 1987 in Bristol, England.
Original/Home Club:Long Ashton GC, Bristol.
Played as the BMW PGA Championship (May 26-29). Second-placed Rikard Karlberg (Swe) finished 1 shot behind Wood (Eng), who recorded the biggest win of his career to date. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
Played as the Lyoness Open powered by Greenfinity (June 11-14; Eurpn Tr event). Second-placed Rafa Cabrera-Bello (Esp) finished 2 shots behind Wood (Eng), who claimed his second European Tour title. [Diamond CC, Atzenbrugg, Austria].
Played as the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters (Jan 23-26; European Tour event). Second-placed Sergio García (Esp) and George Coetzee (RSA) finished 1 shot behind 25-year-old Chris Wood (Eng), who recorded his first European Tour win with an eagle-3 at the par-5 closing hole. [Doha GC, Qatar].
Played as the Thailand Open (Aug 9-12; OneAsia Tr event). Second-placed Dong-kyu Jang (S Kor) finished 2 shots behind Wood (Eng), who claimed his first win as a professional golfer. [Suwan G&CC, nr Bangkok].
Wood (Eng) won the European Tour 2009 Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player (determined by a panel representing the Tour, the R&A and Assoc of Golf Writers). Wood finished 44th on the Tour's Order of Merit, with earnings of €679,559.
Women’s major championships: the month of June sees two women’s majors: the US Women’s Open (June 3-6), with A Lim Kim defending, and the Women’s PGA Championship (June 24-27), with Sei Young Kim defending.
Senior PGA Championship: the revered Southern Hills in Oklahoma hosts the 81st staging of this event (May 27-30); Ken Tanigawa holds the title from its last playing in 2019.
New 27-hole golf complex to be built in southern Belgium
A new golf complex in southern Belgium, close to the border with Luxembourg, will start construction in June 2021.
American Dunes opens for play following Nicklaus transformation
Nicklaus Design has transformed the former Grand Haven Golf Club in Michigan into the American Dunes Golf Club, a new public course that is now open for play
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