Bristol golfer Chris Wood admits his maiden European Tour win is a dream come true
Bristol's Chris Wood admitted his dramatic maiden European Tour win was a dream come true.
He said: "It is so hard to win any European Tour event and this was no different. It really is a dream come true for me. On the 18th tee was the first time I looked at the leaderboard and I knew I needed a birdie.
"It was fortunate that they moved the tee up on the last and I hit a great drive and it left me a six-iron into the green and I managed to sink the putt.
"Standing over the putt I knew this was my chance and I had to take it, fortunately I managed to take it. An eagle to win is funnyI finished with an eagle at the last. I had to dig deep after what happened early on. But you see the likes of Tiger doing that all the time he wins ugly and to play as well as I did yesterday.
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"It makes it all the more special beating a quality field who are drawn to the desert because of the world ranking points on offer. I grew up watching Garica and so to beat him with an eagle on the last is something special.
"There's an enormous weight lifted off my shoulders today," he said. "I feel like I can go on and win more.
"I knew it was going to be hard no matter how I played - winning on The European Tour is not easy."
He did take the Thailand Open last August for his first professional success, but still remembered how he lost the 2010 BMW PGA Championship with a closing 77 and the 2011 Iberdrola Open with a 76 after leading by four.
"It feels good. Blimey, I've seen a few mates picking up trophies and I've been waiting patiently for my time," he said.
"I felt like I was due to win for a couple of years." As for the eagle, Wood added: "Nice way to finish!"
His 69 gave him an 18 under par total of 270 and should take him from 142nd on the Official World Golf Ranking into the top 64, who will contest the WGC-Accenture Match Play in Arizona next month, although the cut-off is not for another two weeks.