Tai­wan’s Lu wins four years af­ter brain surgery

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Lu Wei-Chih de­lighted his home crowd by tri­umph­ing at a windy Mer­curies Tai­wan Mas­ters, his first win since hav­ing surgery to re­move a brain tu­mor four years ago. The 37-year-old closed with a 2-un­der 70 to fin­ish at 5-un­der 283, a stroke ahead of Miguel Tabuena of the Philip­pines. “It means a lot to me to win this tour­na­ment. Af­ter the surgery, I thought I couldn’t play golf any­more so to be a win­ner again is amaz­ing,” said Lu. “Af­ter the surgery I took things slowly. I started step by step. Can you imag­ine, af­ter the surgery, the doc­tor said I couldn’t even sneeze. “So I took things slow. I started by hit­ting 100 balls and af­ter that, I blanked out. It was so tir­ing. At that time I thought I couldn’t play golf any­more. “But my fam­ily pushed me. “My wife, my fa­ther and my mother kept push­ing me and kept mo­ti­vat­ing me to keep fight­ing. I’m here to­day be­cause of them. “The vic­tory is for them as well. I am blessed to have them in my life.” It was Lu’s fourth vic­tory on the Asian Tour and his third tri­umph in his home tour­na­ment.

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