10 Things You Didn't Know About Ashun Wu

Get to know Chinese tour player Ashun Wu a little better...

10 Things You Didn't Know About Ashun Wu
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Get to know Chinese tour player Ashun Wu a little better...

10 Things You Didn't Know About Ashun Wu

1. He was born in Xiamen, in the south-east of China

2. He started playing golf at the age of 17 and learned from his brother who was a single-figure handicap

3. He turned professional in 2007

4. He was the first ever Chinese winner on the Japan Golf Tour after victory at the 2012 Toshin Golf Tournament in Ryosen

5. He became the first ever Chinese golfer to win a European Tour event in China at the 2015 Volvo China Open

6. He also became the first Chinese golfer to win three times on the European Tour at the 2018 KLM Open

7. His only Major appearances were missed cuts at the 2013 and 2014 Open Championships

8. Away from golf, he cites his interests as video games and basketball. He wanted to be a professional basketball player but, at 5'11", did not feel he was tall enough to compete at the highest level

9. He represented China at the World Cup of Golf in 2016 and 2018

10. His career-best world ranking is 120th

Elliott Heath
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Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-5. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: Titleist TSi2 HL

Irons: Mizuno MP-H4 3-iron, Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5