Saturday, July 26, 2008
That Skinny Kid From the British Open Is Turning Pro
During all the hullabaloo that was Greg Norman at the British Open, an amateur named Chris Wood was doing his best Justin Rose impersonation, finishing in a tie for fifth place at the Open.
Just 20-years-old, Wood, like that guy with a similar last name, decided to forgo his amateur status and turn professional even though he said he wasn't going to do that.
British Open silver medal winner Chris Wood has decided to turn professional, less than a week after saying he had no plans to leave the amateur game.
The 20-year-old Englishman finished tied for fifth in the Open Championship at Royal Birkdale, and then announced he was taking a week off to rest up for the English Amateur Championship at Woodhall Spa.
However, after several meetings with management companies in the aftermath of his Birkdale success, Wood has withdrawn from his national championship to prepare for life as a tour pro.
Checking out more info on Wood, it appears the guy is a great player. According to his Wikipedia page, he was a single digit handicapper at the age of 12.
Believe what you want, but my Wikipedia page says I'm 6'5", won the Masters at the age of 15 and am currently dating both Jessica Alba and Megan Fox. I love that about Wikipedia, you can really say anything you want.