Tag Archives: Iberdrola Open

May
15
2011
By Conor Nagle under European PGA Tour

Darren Clarke eventually won by three shots

Darren Clarke overhauled Chris Wood’s four-shot overnight lead this afternoon to claim the Iberdrola Open in Mallorca. Wood, hoping to capitalise on his immense promise and claim his maiden professional victory, was put under some early pressure by Clarke and never regained his momentum, eventually slumping to a six-over 76.

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May
14
2011
By Conor Nagle under European PGA Tour

Picture perfect: Wood has played his way into a commanding lead this week

Chris Wood is twenty-three years of age and already has two top-five finishes in major championships. For a few frenetic minutes during the final round of the 2009 Open Championship, it even looked like the Claret Jug could find itself in his grasp by tournament’s end. His willowy six-foot, five-inch frame was, for the second Open in a row, defying the principles of aerodynamics, leaving him with a string of birdie opportunities where others, Harrington aside, were struggling to make pars.

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