SURVIVE, THRIVE:Lu Wei-chih feared he would never play again after suffering a brain tumor, but leads a field featuring Justin Rose, Grame McDowell and Padraig Harrington
Date: Oct 23, 2015
By: Reuters and AFP, HONG KONG
Taiwan’s Lu Wei-chih, who almost quit golf three years ago after being
diagnosed with a brain tumor, upstaged a high-quality field to grab a share of the lead at the European Tour’s Hong Kong Open yesterday.
The 36-year-old fired eight birdies on the way to a six-under-par 64 to sit level with Italian Andrea Pavan in the co-sanctioned Asian Tour event.
To be heading a field featuring major winners Justin Rose (65), Graeme McDowell (66) and Padraig Harrington (70) is a fantastic achievement for world No. 786 Lu, who endured a slow recovery after having a non-malignant tumor removed in 2012.
Lu, who has three tournament wins to his name, revealed in an emotional press conference that he had once thought his career was over. [FULL STORY]