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 is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as three Open Championships including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 4-6. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Honma TR20

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

2 iron: Mizuno MP-18 MMC Fli-Hi

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x