Liang Wenchong

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Liang Wenchong
Won-cheng Liang.JPG
Personal information
Born (1978-08-02) 2 August 1978 (age 38)
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) Japan Golf Tour
Asian Tour
Former tour(s) European Tour
OneAsia
Professional wins 20
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 1
Japan Golf Tour 1
Asian Tour 3
Other 16
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament CUT: 2008
U.S. Open CUT: 2014, 2015
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 Wenchong (simplified Chinese: 梁文冲; traditional Chinese: 梁文沖; pinyin: Liáng Wénchōng, 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 finished 21st on the 2006 Japan Golf Tour money list, after finishing second at the Fujisankei Classic. In 2008 he was second at the Japan PGA Championship. At the Asia-Pacific Panasonic Open he finished third in 2008 and second in 2009. In 2014 he finished second at the KBC Augusta.

After more than a dozen top-10 finishes on the Asian Tour, he won the 2007 Clariden Leu 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 Lianwei. In 2007, Liang won the Order of Merit on the Asian Tour, becoming the first from mainland China to do so.

In 2009 he finished second at the Barclays Singapore Open, a European Tour event. On the 2013 European Tour, he finished third at the Lyoness Open and Avantha Masters.

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 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, where he finished eighth.

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 Masters1 −11 (64-72-68-73=277) Playoff Malaysia Iain Steel

1 Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour

European Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2007 Clariden Leu Singapore Masters Malaysia Iain Steel Won with par on first extra hole

Japan Golf Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 7 Jun 2015 Japan Golf Tour Championship Mori Building Cup Shishido Hills −14 (67-68-65-70=270) 5 strokes Australia Brad Kennedy
Japan Ryutaro Nagano
South Korea Young-Han Song

Asian Tour wins (3)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 11 Mar 2007 Clariden Leu Singapore Masters1 −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

1 Co-sanctioned with the European Tour

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 Tantipokhakul, Australia Michael Wright
4 14 Oct 2012 Nanshan China Masters −8 (68-67-68-73=276) Playoff South Korea Yang Yong-eun

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 Lianwei)
  • 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 2015
Masters Tournament DNP CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT CUT
The Open Championship DNP T64 CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT
PGA Championship CUT DNP DNP T8 CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP

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

Results in World Golf Championships[edit]

Results not in chronological order prior to 2015.

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Cadillac Championship DNP T68 DNP T30 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
Dell Match Play DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
Bridgestone Invitational T61 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
HSBC Champions T40 T63 T62 T24 T15 T48 T58 T47

DNP = Did not play
"T" = tied
Note: HSBC Champions did not become a WGC event until 2009.

Team appearances[edit]

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