Wood raring to go

Wood raring to go

Chris Wood says he is "fit and ready to go" as he looks forward to taking on the USA in the Ryder Cup at Hazeltine.

The 28-year-old secured selection for the European team this year, with his success in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth playing a major role in earning his place in Darren Clarke's side.

Wood had previously struggled with wrist and back injuries which forced him to miss the Open this year at Royal Troom.

Having recovered from those injuries he is now relishing the prospect of taking on the Americans in Minnesota.

He was quoted by the Daily Mail, saying: “I drove up to see a consultant in Leeds and he told me he was very concerned about it.

“It's no fun being injured. I missed the Open and a few other tournaments this year with a back problem and I panicked, I thought it was going to stop me making the Ryder Cup team. Even when Darren showed me this app on his phone saying I had a 99.9 per cent chance of making it, I still wasn't convinced.

“Now I'm just looking forward to it. I've been back playing for a few weeks now and I feel fit and ready to go.”

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