Chris Wood holds nerve to claim PGA Championship and enter Ryder Cup race

• Bristolian shoots 69 on final day to finish one shot ahead of Rikard Karlberg
• Masters champion Danny Willett finishes third after closing 71 at Wentworth

Chris Wood once had cause to bemoan his golfing progress as going somewhat unnoticed. How that changed on a sun?kissed Surrey afternoon as the Englishman held his nerve over a knee-knocking putt on Wentworth’s 18th green to claim the BMW PGA Championship.

The biggest win of Wood’s career will catapult him inside the world’s top 25 and the reckoning for Europe’s Ryder Cup team later this year. It is no longer a case of “Chris who?”

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