Date of Birth
26 Nov 1987
6ft 5ins (1.96 meters)

Football, Cars, Music

European Tour


Chris joined the professional ranks after he burst on to the scene finishing in joint fifth position in the 2008 Open Championship and winning the Amateur's Silver Medal. In his final round at Birkdale, which was with Ian Poulter, Wood shrugged off any nerves after the first tee. He looked at the leaderboards and enjoyed every minute of the last lap of what he would later describe as "the best week of my life".

Darren Clarke, his ISM stablemate,  was instrumental in his decision to turn pro, Clarke, who himself wasted no time in turning professional, advised Wood that if he were to make the switch now, he would be a better player in 12 months than if he stayed amateur.

Wood, from Long Ashton, had an illustrious amateur career and won the 2007 Ping/English Golf Union Order of Merit as well as claiming the Welsh and Russian Amateur titles.

In 2009 Chris finished in a tie for 3rd place at the 138th Open Championship at Turnberry, missing out on a chance for the title by just one shot. This finish gains Chris a place in The Masters Tournament at Augusta in 2010.  Chris finished 44th in the inaugural Race To Dubai and won the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie Of The Year Award.

Chris finished second in the Africa Open at the start of 2011 but a back injury later in the year meant he missed out on the season ending Dubai World Championship. He finished the 2011 Race to Dubai in 89th place.

Wood claimed his first professional title at the Thailand Open in August 2012, winning by two shots on 23 under par at Suwan Golf and Country Club.


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