Multiple DP World Tour Winner Hits Drive 50 Yards

Ashun Wu was forced to chip on to a member's tee box after his drive at the Open de España went just 50 yards

Wu hits a chip shot from the rough
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We've all had bizarre and embarrassing moments out on the golf course but, as is the way with golf, it's not just the amateurs who are prone to the odd poor shot, with four-time DP World Tour winner, Ashun Wu, finding out the hard way during the second round of the Open de España.

Claiming one victory already this year, the 37-year-old had been going along okay in Spain, as he carded a three-under-par front nine. However, following back-to-back double bogeys, he came to the 16th hole where, rather bizarrely, his tee shot only went 50 yards! What's more, he was then forced to chip on to a member's tee box, before going on to make yet another double bogey.

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So, what actually happened? Well, Wu's drive on the par 4 16th clattered in to a tree and ricocheted back to him and the thick rough. After his drive, which measured 57 yards on the DP World Tour's website, he was faced with a tough decision.

Looking at the horrible lie, he was forced to chip out on to the nearest bit of short grass, which turned out to be a member's tee box. The thing is, the pitch shot wasn't easy either, with a small landing area the only possible target. Thankfully for Wu, he found the short grass, with the 37-year-old still facing 350 yards to the green.

Blasting a wood for his third, Wu hit yet another poor shot, as he left himself 12 foot for a double bogey. In the end, he rolled it in, as he made a third double bogey in a five hole stretch.

Wu eyes up a putt

Wu had carded an eight-under-par round of 63 in round one

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Once again, he bounced back well, as a birdie at the next hole was followed by a closing par and a four-over back nine of 39 for a one-over round of 72.

Matt Cradock
Staff Writer

Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.

Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.

Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°

Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°

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Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°

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