Chris Wood's pre-round golf tips

What should you be working on before your tee time? European Ryder Cup star Chris Wood reveals all.

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Wed, 16 Nov 2016

Chris Wood's pre-round golf tips

CHRIS WOOD'S GUIDE FROM BED TO 1ST TEE

Chris Wood's pre-round golf tips

1. Get up and get yourself a good breakfast. On Tour, depending where we are, most of us will be up a good three to four hours before our tee time. While I don't suggest every amateur necessarily does that, the important thing is to make sure you're not rushing to the first tee!

Chris Wood's pre-round golf tips

2. Fortunately for us on the European Tour, we have access to a physio truck, so I usually go straight in there and get some soft tissue on certain areas. 

Chris Wood's pre-round golf tips

Typically I will spend 10 minutes on the exercise bike and then 20 minutes doing golf movement exercises purely to keep my back in good shape and to help me stay injury free.

Chris Wood's pre-round golf tips

3. An hour before my tee time, I will head to the putting green and spend about 15 minutes there working on a range of putts. 

4. I will then hit the practice range for approximately 25 minutes to work through my bag, starting with the wedges up to the driver. 

Chris Wood's pre-round golf tips

5. I will then move onto the short game area and hit a few chips and bunker shots to ensure I've got a good feel and touch around the greens. 

Chris Wood's pre-round golf tips

6. I'll then quickly stop by the putting green one more time to give myself a good feeling of seeing the ball go under, before walking to the first tee a good five minutes before my official start time to collect my card and meet my playing partners. 

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