Chris Wood produced a flawless final round to win the Lyoness Open at Diamond Country Club in Austria.
Last week Chris won a BMW i8 for a hole-in-one, this week he won the Lyoness Open title, producing a bogey free final round of -5 under par 67, posting a tournament total of -15 under par, a two shot winning margin.
Chris said his journey from injury to fitness is now complete, especially as he is now a two-time European Tour winner;
“It’s fantastic to win. It was a long winter sitting at home with a cast on my wrist getting frustrated and just wanting to be out here playing and competing.”
“I have been playing well the last few weeks so I felt that a victory was coming but until the moment comes you always think when will it come?”
“I played great all week and today especially. I felt that if I could beat 68 today I would have an outside chance and obviously things went my way and 67 was good enough.”
“People will probably look at the result and think it was fairly straightforward but I needed to play well today and for a few other things to go my way and thankfully it all came together for me.”
“I injured my wrist playing tennis last October and had to rest for five months.”
“I came back in March and finished third in Morocco which I thought would give me a lot of confidence but then I didn’t get the results after that and played quite poorly for a few weeks.”
“But the last month I have felt I was playing well enough to win so it has been coming.”
“It has been a while since the win in Qatar but let me tell you it feels a lot better to say I am a two-time winner on Tour , it is a very special feeling to win out here so I am looking forward to celebrating this one.”
Rafa Cabrera-Bello finished in second place, with a -13 under par total, a last round of even par 72 a poor effort for a player of his standing.
Robert Rock, with a last round -6 under par 66, Robert Dinwiddie and Matthew Fitzpatrick all finished on -10 under par for the tournament, and tied in third place. That meant there were four Englishmen in the top five.
Gregory Bourdy, who had started the final day with a two-stroke advantage, and had played excellently for the first three days, collapsed under the pressure of the final round, suffering a double bogey and five bogey’s in a +6 over par 78, last round, finishing T6 with a -9 under par total.