|Date of Birth||1965-06-01|
|Family||Married, 2 children|
Order of Merit
Asian Tour Victories
(5) 1996 Volvo Asian Matchplay, Indonesia; 2001 Macau Open; 2002 Macau Open; 2003 Caltex Masters Presented by Carlsberg, Singapore, 2003 Volvo China Open.
OTHER WINS: (13) 1995 & 1996 Volvo Masters of Malaysia; 1995 & 1996 Volvo Masters of Thailand; 1995 Volvo Open, Shenzhen; 1997 Hugo Boss Open, China; 1998 Hong Kong PGA Championship, 2000 Ontario Open Heritage Classic, Canada; 2006 Omega China Tour – Zhuhai Leg, 2006 Omega China Tour – Shanghai Leg, 2006 Omega Tour, Order of Merit, 2007 Omega China Tour - Qingdao Leg, 2007 Omega China Tour – Guangzhou Leg. AMATEUR WINS: (3) 1989, 1991, 1994 China Amateur Open. OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS: 1995 Volvo China Tour Order of Merit, 2001 Davidoff Nations Cup, Malaysia (with Liang Wen-chong).
Zhang is recognized as one of China’s golfing pioneers where he paved the way for other professionals to follow in his footsteps. He has won five times on the Asian Tour and also achieved victory on the Canadian Tour. Zhang made history in 2004 when he earned an invitation to play in the Masters Tournament, making him the first mainland Chinese player to tee up at Augusta National. The invitation was accorded to Zhang after the Chinese number one enjoyed a magnificent 2003 season where he won twice. He started 2003 brilliantly with a one-stroke victory, courtesy of a gutsy birdie on the 72nd hole, over South Africa’s Ernie Els in the Singapore Masters. The win made him the first Chinese and only the fifth Asian to win a European Tour sanctioned event. Later in November, Zhang fulfilled a lifelong goal by winning the Volvo China Open in Shanghai and later finished second on the Order of Merit behind Arjun Atwal. Zhang won the China Amateur Open three times before turning professional in 1994. Took the Volvo Asian Matchplay title in 1996 but despite several wins in non-Tour events, he did not lift a strokeplay title until 2001 at the Macau Open. Successfully defended his crown in 2002 when he beat Zimbabwe’s Nick Price on the fifth play off hole. Has wins over Price and Colin Montgomerie to his credit at the Alfred Dunhill Cup at St Andrews.
Started his sporting life as a javelin thrower before discovering golf and teaching himself the game. Worked as a caddie master at Zhuhai Golf Club during his early years. A great ambassador for Chinese golf, he has played and scored famous wins around the world. Married in 2000 and named his first child, a girl, Apple and his son in 2004, Tiger. He is also a Board Member on the Asian Tour.