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Wood survives late wobble, wins BMW PGA Championship

  • France's Julien Quesne plays a bunker shot on the 13th hole, during day four of the PGA golf Championship at Wentworth Club, Windsor, England, Sunday, May 29, 2016. (Steve Paston/PA via AP)     UNITED KINGDOM OUT        -      NO SALES      -      NO ARCHIVES

    France's Julien Quesne plays a bunker shot on the 13th hole, during day four of the PGA golf Championship at Wentworth Club, Windsor, England, Sunday, May 29, 2016. (Steve Paston/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVES  (The Associated Press)

  • England's Chris Wood celebrates with the trophy after winning the PGA Championship at Wentworth Club, in Virginia Water, England, Sunday May 29, 2016.  Wood shot a front-nine 29 before overcoming a late run of bogeys to win the PGA Championship by one stroke for the biggest victory of his career on Sunday. (Steve Paston / PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVES

    England's Chris Wood celebrates with the trophy after winning the PGA Championship at Wentworth Club, in Virginia Water, England, Sunday May 29, 2016. Wood shot a front-nine 29 before overcoming a late run of bogeys to win the PGA Championship by one stroke for the biggest victory of his career on Sunday. (Steve Paston / PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVES  (The Associated Press)

  • England's Chris Wood celebrates after winning the PGA Championship at Wentworth Club, in Virginia Water, England, Sunday May 29, 2016.  Wood shot a front-nine 29 before overcoming a late run of bogeys to win the PGA Championship by one stroke for the biggest victory of his career on Sunday. (Steve Paston / PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVES

    England's Chris Wood celebrates after winning the PGA Championship at Wentworth Club, in Virginia Water, England, Sunday May 29, 2016. Wood shot a front-nine 29 before overcoming a late run of bogeys to win the PGA Championship by one stroke for the biggest victory of his career on Sunday. (Steve Paston / PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVES  (The Associated Press)

Chris Wood shot a front-nine 29 before overcoming a late run of bogeys to win the BMW PGA Championship for the biggest victory of his career on Sunday, as overnight leader Scott Hend imploded in the final round.

Wood held a four-stroke lead after making birdie at No. 11, but dropped shots on Nos. 14, 16 and 17 to trim his advantage to one going down the last. He parred the par-5 No. 18 for a 3-under 69 and 9-under 279, finishing a shot clear of Rikard Karlberg (65).

The 54th-ranked Wood's previous European Tour wins came in Qatar in 2013 and Austria last year.

Hend began with a one-stroke lead but dropped nine shots in his first 10 holes to tumble down the leaderboard.