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Golf Australia Express : January 2014
Yet it was not all that long ago Wood was thinking more about simply playing again rather than winning—a point not lost on the man himself. “I had a bulging disc in my back which cost me about six months off,” he said. “Every weekend you’re seeing your pals playing on Sunday afternoon for the tournament, climbing up the rankings, and you’re going the opposite way feeling helpless.” So what do you do when you’re in your mid-20s, already at a crossroads staring at a possible career-ender? You get in touch with an Olympic legend. Wood contacted England's five- time Olympic gold medal rower Sir Steve Redgrave [pictured, left, with Wood in 2009], who had overcome chronic back issues of his own in his 20s, for a bit of advice. “We got together just to pick his brains on how he dealt with it. Sure, the threat of an injury prematurely ending a career is a pretty solemn thought for any professional golfer. But it was great to see Chris Wood was more than happy to have a laugh at himself when we gave him the OTG Rapid Fire interview. Respect, Mr Wood. Respect. Check out the video below and be sure to get behind our latest favourite, Chris Wood (even if he is a Pom!). Enjoy. YOU'RE 'AVING A LARF! the feature RAPID FIRE... with Chris Wood