|Date of Birth||1966-07-01|
|Family||Married, 2 children|
Order of Merit
Asian Tour Victories
(5) 1995 Tournament Players Championship, Malaysia; 1995 Yokohama Singapore PGA Championship, 1995 Samsung Masters, Korea, 2000 Mercuries Taiwan Masters, 2003 Myanmar Open.
(3) 2001 Aiful Cup, Japan, 2001 ANA Cup, Japan, 2005 Sega Sammy Cup, Japan.
Lin is one of Chinese Taipei’s most successful golfers. Apart from five career wins on the Asian Tour and three in Japan, the man nicknamed “Lin the Pin” for his accuracy with his iron play, was also Asia’s number one in 1995. He returned to winning ways in 2005, lifting the Sega Sammy Cup in Japan where he has also plied his trade with great success. It was his third victory in Japan. Over the years, he has played both in Asia and Japan and enjoyed two top-10 finishes in the 2007 Asian Tour season. He was top-five in the Philippine Open and joint eighth at the Clariden Leu Singapore Masters. In 2005, he enjoyed a solid campaign, finishing tied second in the UBS Hong Kong Open. Claimed his fifth Asian Tour title in 2003 when he won the Myanmar Open. He’d entered the event in order to get some tournament practice before heading to play in Japan and was delighted with the outcome. Later finished one stroke behind Thailand’s Thongchai Jaidee in the season-ending Volvo Masters of Asia. The Chinese Taipei star was the Order of Merit number one in 1995 when he won three times. He then focused his game in Japan and struck it rich there in 2001 by finishing sixth on the money list and making it into the top-100 in the world rankings. He won twice, finished second twice and third twice to earn 96.7 million yen (about US$775,000).
So accurate was his iron play in 1995 that Lin was nicknamed ‘Lin the Pin’. Had been known as a perennial runner-up man in Asia until his breakthrough season in 1995. Has since made Japan his second home and is married to a Japanese wife.