May 29, 2016 / 4:21 PM / in 2 years

Golf-Britain's Wood wins BMW PGA Championship

VIRGINIA WATER, England (Reuters) - Britain’s Chris Wood achieved the biggest victory of his career when he won the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth by one stroke on Sunday.

Britain Golf - BMW PGA Championship - Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey, England - 29/5/16. England's Chris Wood celebrates with the trophy after winning the BMW PGA Championship. Mandatory Credit: Action Images / Andrew Boyers Livepic

Wood claimed the first prize of 833,330 euros ($926,079)after firing a closing three-under-par 69 to finish nine under on 279 at the European Tour’s flagship event.

Sweden’s Rikard Karlberg compiled the best round of the day, a hole-in-one at the second helping him to a 65 for 280.

It was the second ace of the day as Britain’s James Morrison also had a hole-in-one at the 14th to win a car from the sponsors worth around 95,000 pounds ($138,918).

Morrison, however, finished down the field after signing off with a 75 for 291.

U.S. Masters champion Danny Willett posted a 71 to take third place on 281.

Writing by Tony Jimenez; editing by Ken Ferris and Clare Fallon

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