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.
FedEx Cup playoffs: the PGA Tour’s season finale starts in Memphis (TPC Southwind; Aug 11-14) and culminates in Atlanta (East Lake; Aug 25-28) … for the winner, the biggest prize in world golf … $18 million.
British Women’s Open: the year’s final women’s major championship heads for mighty Muirfield in East Lothian, Scotland, with Anna Nordqvist defending (Aug 4-7).
Anna Nordqvist: major championships aside, Solheim Cup stalwart Nordqvist notched up her first official Ladies European Tour win at the 2022 Ladies Dutch Open (aka Big Green Egg Open).
Cameron Smith: the Aussie PGA Tour player shot a blistering final round 64 to record his first major championship win at the home of golf in the 150th Open Championship.
Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.
Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.
Golf Son Gual is home to a course frequently rated the No.1 layout on the holiday island of Mallorca. Opening for play in 2007, this Thomas Himmel design combines the openness of a links-style layout with the stylish bunkering and not infrequent water hazards more typically associated with parkland courses.
Son Gual is located just a few kilometres from Palma (Mallorca). Palma's Old City shows clear influences from the city's Arab past.
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