Look Wu's back

Sports | 18 Sep 2018

Wu Ashun became the first golfer from China to win three times on the European Tour when he claimed a one-stroke triumph at the KLM Open in Holland.

Wu fired a closing four-under-par 67, finishing with a two-putt birdie at the final hole after his aggressive second shot with a hybrid club skirted a water hazard and ended in the heart of the green.

He finished on 16-under 268 and secured victory when Englishman Chris Wood three-putted for par at the last at The Dutch course in Spijk.

Wu's surprise victory came after a poor season and he credited his turnaround to work with his coach.

"We just fixed my swing at the beginning of the year and we still trust that we are going the right way," the 33-year-old said. "My coach and I were working very hard and he has flown to Europe to help me."

Things started to look up last week for Wu when he finished tied for sixth place at the European Masters in Switzerland.

Xiamen-born Wu, who was ranked 344th in the world at the start of the tournament, won the Volvo China Open in 2015 and the Lyoness Open in Austria a year later.

Wood, 30, lamented his third runner-up finish of the year.

REUTERS

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