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; 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].
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.
PGA Championship: the first men’s major of the year will be contested at TPC Harding Park, without spectators being present (Aug 6-9).
European Senior (Staysure) Tour: the Europe-based over-50s tour for men has taken the reluctant step of cancelling the entire 2020 season, based on the additional coronavirus risk associated with the age demographic of the players.
Miguel Ángel Jiménez: recorded his 707th European Tour start at the English Open in July, surpassing Sam Torrance’s record for the most appearances on the Tour.
Brooks Koepka: the former world No.1 defends his title at the WGC-FedEx St Jude Invitational at TPC Southwind in Memphis (July 30-Aug 2).
Traigh Golf Course (pronounced "try", and meaning "beach" in Gaelic): You'll find this nine-hole seaside gem on the scenic coast road (as opposed to the more inland and quicker A830) between Arisaig and Morar. Although not on the well-beaten path of Scotland's "trophy" courses, if you are passing through this area, it's a must play.
Cullen Links Golf Club: "immensely scenic", "quirky as golf can get", "short!", "hugely enjoyable" ... Cullen Links attracts as wide a variety of comments as it lays down golfing challenges. Shoehorned into this 4,600 yard treasure trove are ten par-3s, seven par-4s and a good-length par-5. Here you'll find all the seaside scenery a golfer could ask for, and a lot more besides. Read More...
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