Liang wen chong

Liang Wen-Chong

Liang Wen-Chong
Personal Information
Birth
Zhongshan, China
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 160 lb (73 kg)
Nationality
Residence Zhongshan, China
College None
Career
Turned Pro 1999
Current tour European Tour
Asian Tour
Japan Golf Tour
Professional wins 9 (European Tour: 1, Other: 8)
Best Results in Major Championships
Masters CUT: 2008
U.S. Open DNP
British Open T64: 2008
PGA Championship CUT: 2007

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 in 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 and the Japan Golf 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. He ended up missing the cut. He also received a special invitation to play in the 2008 Masters Tournament.

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.

Amateur wins (3)

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

Professional wins (9)

European Tour wins (1)

Other wins (8)

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

None of these are official Asian Tour events

Results in major championships

Tournament 2007 2008
The Masters DNP CUT
U.S. Open DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP T64
PGA Championship CUT DNP

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

Team appearances

  • Visa Dynasty Cup: 2003 (winners), 2005 (winners)
  • World Cup (representing China): 2007

References

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