Lin Wen-tang

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Lin Wen-tang
林文堂
Personal information
Full name Lin Wen-tang
Born (1974-06-28) 28 June 1974 (age 42)
Hsinchu City, Taiwan
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Nationality  Taiwan
Residence Taipei, Taiwan
Career
Turned professional 1996
Current tour(s) Asian Tour
Former tour(s) European Tour
Professional wins 10
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 1
Asian Tour 6
Other 4
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament CUT: 2009
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship DNP

Lin Wen-tang (Chinese: 林文堂, born 28 June 1974) is a Taiwanese professional golfer. He comes from a golfing family, with his father and uncle both being professionals and two brothers who play with him on the Asian Tour.

Lin turned professional in 1996, and won for the first time as at the 1998 Hsin Fong Open, a non-tour event in his home country. He has played on the Asian Tour since 1998 and has won four titles, his first coming in 2006 at the Taiwan Open. His second Asian Tour victory came in 2007 at the Brunei Open, and in 2008 he won the inaugural Asian Tour International in Thailand.

In April 2008, Lin reached the top 100 of the Official World Golf Rankings, and then in November, he recorded the biggest win of his career at the UBS Hong Kong Open, a European Tour co-sanctioned event, defeating Rory McIlroy and Francesco Molinari in a playoff. The win earned Lin a two-year exemption on the European Tour.

Professional wins (10)[edit]

European Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 23 Nov 2008
(2009 season)
UBS Hong Kong Open −15 (65-69-64-67=265) Playoff Northern Ireland Rory McIlroy, Italy Francesco Molinari

European Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 2008 UBS Hong Kong Open Northern Ireland Rory McIlroy, Italy Francesco Molinari Won with birdie on second extra hole
Molinari eliminated by par on first hole

Asian Tour wins (6)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner-up
1 8 Oct 2006 Taiwan Open −13 (70-68-68-69=275) 3 strokes Scotland Simon Yates
2 2 Sep 2007 Brunei Open −15 (65-68-71-65=269) 2 strokes Australia Adam Le Vesconte
3 23 Mar 2008 Asian Tour International −23 (65-68-68-64=265) 5 strokes South Korea Noh Seung-yul
4 15 Nov 2008 UBS Hong Kong Open −19 (64-67-63-67=261) Playoff Northern Ireland Rory McIlroy, Italy Francesco Molinari
5 4 Oct 2009 Mercuries Taiwan Masters −8 (71-66-71-72=280) 3 strokes Taiwan Lu Wen-teh
6 14 Apr 2013 Solaire Open −3 (69-73-70-73=285) 1 stroke Canada Richard T. Lee, Thailand Thammanoon Srirot

Other wins (4)[edit]

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

Professional

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