Chris Wood

  • DOB : 26 November 1987 (1987-11-26) (age 21)Bristol, England
  • Height : 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
  • Nationality :  England
  • Residence : Bristol, England
  • Career : Turned professional : 2008
  • Current tour(s) : European Tour
  • Best results in Major Championships : The Masters : DNP
  • U.S. Open : DNP
  • Open Championship : T5: 2008 (low amateur)
  • PGA Championship : DNP
  • Christopher James Wood (born 26 November 1987) is an English professional golfer who finished as the leading amateur in the 2008 Open Championship at Royal Birkdale.Wood was born in Bristol. He went to school at Golden Valley Primary School in Nailsea between the ages of 4 and 11, before leaving to join Backwell Comprehensive High School. He began playing golf at a young age. He was a keen footballer with aspirations to play for Bristol City Football Club but following a serious knee injury devoted himself to golf. He became a member at Long Ashton Golf Club near Bristol at the age 9 and obtained a single-figure handicap by age 12.[1]In 2007, Wood was winner of the PING/EGU Order of Merit.In May 2008, Wood won the Welsh Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship at Conwy. He finished with a score of 289 (74-75-69-71) to take the title by six strokes from teammate Sam Hutsby and by eight from Jamie Abbott from Suffolk. After his victory Wood said ?I putted much better today. I stayed pretty patient all the way around. My swing felt good and playing with Gary Wolstenholme kept me relaxed. This is the biggest event I?ve won so I may take a few days off now.?[2]On 17 July 2008, Wood teed off at Royal Birkdale for the 2008 Open Championship with his father as his caddy. He raised speculation in the press that he could have become the first amateur to win the tournament since Bobby Jones, who won it in 1926, 1927 and 1930.[3] He spoke about his qualification into the weekend of The Open and play at the tournament; ?I love playing in front of a crowd,? he said after a two over par third round 73. ?I've been getting standing ovations on every green. It's been awesome. But I must admit it is now getting daunting for me and I got nervous when they announced my name on the first tee in the third round.?[4] He finished joint fifth overall alongside Jim Furyk and was awarded the silver medal as the top amateur.After his success at the Open championship, Wood decided to turn professional.[5] and in November he gained his card for the European Tour for 2009 by finishing joint 5th at the qualifying school held at PGA Golf de Catalunya near Girona, Spain. Wood admitted that he was delighted to secure his playing card and revealed his relief that the week was over. "I've worked really hard for this so I feel like I deserve everything I've achieved, but this does cap a pretty amazing year for me," he said.[6][edit] Results in major championshipsTournament : 2008 : The Masters
  • DNP
  • U.S. Open
  • DNP
  • Open Championship
  • T5 LA
  • PGA Championship
  • DNP

LA = Low amateurDNP = did not playCUT = missed the half-way cut"T" = tiedGreen background for wins. Yellow background for top-10.edit] References^ Kroichick, Ron (July 19, 2008). "British Open: That's Wood, not Woods". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved on 2008-07-20. ^ Wood wins Welsh Title by six stokes, Retrieved on July 20, 2008^ "Amateur Wood eyes shock open win". BBC. July 19, 2008. Retrieved on 2008-07-20. ^ Mahoney, Paul (July 20, 2008). "Wood aims to turn silver into gold". Golf Retrieved on 2008-07-20. ^ International Sports Management news release^ "Open star Wood secures Tour card". BBC. November 18, 2008. Retrieved on 2008-11-19. edit] External linksChris Wood ? profile on European Tour's official siteRetrieved from "" Categories: English golfers | European Tour golfers | People from Bristol | 1987 births | Living people Views Article Discussion Edit this page History Personal tools Log in / create account if (window.isMSIE55) fixalpha(); Navigation Main page Contents Featured content Current events Random article Search   Interaction About Wikipedia Community portal Recent changes Contact Wikipedia Donate to Wikipedia Help Toolbox What links here Related changesUpload fileSpecial pages Printable version Permanent linkCite this page Languages Nederlands This page was last modified on 11 April 2009, at 21:31 (UTC). All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License. (See Copyrights for details.) Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., a U.S. registered 501(c)(3) tax-deductible nonprofit charity. Privacy policy About Wikipedia Disclaimers if (window.runOnloadHook) runOnloadHook();