Who's who: Chris Wood

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Who's who: Chris Wood

  • Name:

    Christopher James Wood
  • Country:

    England
  • Born:

    Nov 26, 1987 in Bristol, England.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Long Ashton GC, Bristol.
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer.
  • Turned Pro:

    2008
  • Website:

    https://www.chris3wood.com

Roll of Honour

Ryder Cup player (2016). Multiple wins on the European Tour and OneAsia Tour.

Did you know?

Having achieved much success as an amateur, not least winning the coveted Silver Medal at the 2008 Open Championship, "Woody" decided to turn professional later that year. He received the European Tour's Rookie of the Year award in 2009, having earned his playing rights by coming fifth at Q-School.

Wood made his long-awaited breakthrough in style at the 2013 Qatar Masters. He claimed his second tour title in June 2015 in Austria and went on to secure his third victory in May 2016 at the prestigious BMW PGA Championship. After successful 2015 and 2016 seasons, he went on to represent Europe in the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine.

Top tournaments won by Chris Wood

2016
Europe
279 (-9)
€833,330
BMW

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Wood, Chris

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

€833,330

Title sponsor

BMW

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].

2015
Europe
273 (-15)
€166,660
Lyoness

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Wood, Chris

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

€166,660

Title sponsor

Lyoness

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].

2013
Europe
270 (-18)
€310,917
Commercialbank

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Wood, Chris

Venue

Doha GC

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

€310,917

Title sponsor

Commercialbank

Played as the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters (Jan 23-26; Eurpn Tr event). Second-placed Sergio Garcia (Esp) and George Coetzee (RSA) finished 1 shot behind Wood (Eng). An eagle-3 at the par-5 closing hole gave Wood his first win on the European Tour. [Doha GC, Qatar].

2012
Asia
265 (-23)
US$180,686
x

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Wood, Chris

Venue

Suwan

Score

265 (-23)

Prize money

US$180,686

Title sponsor

x

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].

2009
Awards
€679,559
see Score
Eurpn Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Wood, Chris

Venue

Score

€679,559

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Eurpn Tr

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.

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