Taiwan’s Lu wins four years after brain surgery
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.