Liang Wen-Chong

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Liang Wen-Chong
— Golfer —
Won-cheng Liang.JPG
Personal information
Born (1978-08-02) 2 August 1978 (age 35)
Zhongshan, China
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 160 lb (73 kg; 11 st)
Nationality  China
Residence Zhongshan, China
Career
Turned professional 1999
Current tour(s) Asian Tour
Japan Golf Tour
OneAsia Tour
European Tour
Professional wins 19
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 1
Asian Tour 3
Other 16
Best results in Major Championships
Masters Tournament CUT: 2008
U.S. Open CUT: 2014
The Open Championship T64: 2008
PGA Championship T8: 2010
Achievements and awards
Asian Tour
Order of Merit
2007
OneAsia Tour
Order of Merit winner
2010

Liang Wen-Chong (born 2 August 1978) is a Chinese professional golfer. He is the highest ranked golfer from the People's Republic of China and the only Chinese golfer to have reached the top 100 of the Official World Golf Ranking. He has succeeded his mentor Zhang Lian-wei as the top Chinese player.

Liang plays on the Asian Tour, Japan Golf Tour and OneAsia Tour. He has won several tournaments in China, but his best finish on the Japan Golf Tour is second. After more than a dozen top ten finishes on the Asian Tour, he won the 2007 Singapore Masters, which was co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour and the European Tour. He was the second golfer from the People's Republic of China to win on the European Tour after Zhang Lian-wei. In August 2007 he became the first golfer from the People's Republic of China to play in the PGA Championship.[1] He ended up missing the cut. He also received a special invitation to play in the 2008 Masters Tournament.[2]

In 2007, Liang won the Order of Merit on the Asian Tour, becoming the first from mainland China to do so.

In July 2008, Liang became the first Chinese golfer to make the cut at a major, The Open Championship at the Royal Birkdale Golf Club.

In August 2010, Liang set a new course record at Whistling Straits with his 8-under 64 in the third round of the 2010 PGA Championship.

Amateur wins (3)[edit]

  • 1996 China Amateur Open Championship
  • 1997 China Amateur Open Championship
  • 1998 China Amateur Open Championship

Professional wins (19)[edit]

European Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 11 Mar 2007 Clariden Leu Singapore Masters
(co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour)
−11 (64-72-68-73=276) Playoff Malaysia Iain Steel

Asian Tour wins (3)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 11 Mar 2007 Clariden Leu Singapore Masters
(co-sanctioned by the European Tour)
−11 (64-72-68-73=276) Playoff Malaysia Iain Steel
2 12 Oct 2008 Hero Honda Indian Open −16 (60-71-71-70=272) 1 stroke Australia Darren Beck
3 17 Nov 2013 Resorts World Manila Masters −16 (67-69-67-69=272) Playoff Thailand Prom Meesawat

OneAsia Tour wins (4)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 18 Oct 2009 Midea China Classic −14 (69-65-68-68=270) 4 strokes China Zhang Lianwei
2 4 April 2010 Luxehills Chengdu Open −9 (72-66-67-74=279) 1 stroke South Korea Kim Hyung-tae
3 29 Aug 2010 Thailand Open −21 (64-66-68-69=267) Playoff Thailand Namchok Tantipokakul, Australia Michael Wright
4 14 Oct 2012 Nanshan China Masters −8 (68-67-68-73=276) Playoff South Korea Y. E. Yang

Other wins (12)[edit]

  • 1999 Kunming Classic (China), Dalian Classic (China), Beijing Classic (China), Shenzhen Classic (China)
  • 2000 Shanghai Classic (China), Beijing Classic (China)
  • 2001 Shanghai Classic (China), Davidoff Nations Cup (with Zhang Lian-wei)
  • 2002 Dalian Classic (China)
  • 2005 Kunming leg (China Tour)
  • 2006 Hainan leg (Omega China Tour), Omega Championship (China)

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Masters Tournament DNP CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT
The Open Championship DNP T64 CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship CUT DNP DNP T8 CUT DNP DNP

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

Team appearances[edit]

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