|Date of Birth||1978-08-02|
|Family||Married, 2 children|
Order of Merit
Asian Tour Victories
(3): 2007 Clariden Leu Singapore Masters, 2008 Hero Honda Indian Open, 2013 Resorts World Manila Masters.
(11) 1999 Kunming Classic, China; 1999 Dalian Classic, China; 1999 Beijing Classic, China; 1999 Shenzhen Classic, China; 2001 Davidoff Nations Cup (with Zhang Lian-wei), 2005 Kunming leg, China Tour, 2006 Hainan leg, Omega China Tour, 2006 Omega Championship, China; 2009 Midea China Classic, 2010 Luxehills Chengdu Open, China, 2010 Thailand Open. AMATEUR WINS: (3) 1996, 1997 & 1998 China Amateur Open.
Liang was Asia’s number one in 2007, becoming the first Chinese player to win the Order of Merit with one victory and eight other top-10s. His maiden triumph came at the Singapore Masters where he pipped Malaysia’s Iain Steel in a play-off. He was a gracious winner as he donated his winnings of over US$183,000 towards the development of golf in China. Won the Hero Indian Open in 2008 thanks to a record 12-under-par 60 in the opening round. In 2013, he won the Resorts World Manila Masters after defeating Prom Meesawat of Thailand on the first play-off hole. He donated 50% of his US$135,000 winner’s purse to victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Liang made his Major debut at the US PGA Championship in 2007 and broke the US$1 million mark in career earnings. He represented China with Zhang Lian-wei in the Omega Mission Hills World Cup on home soil where they achieved the country’s best finish in 11th place. In 2008, Liang was invited to play in the Masters Tournament but missed the halfway cut. However, he made up for that disappointment with an historic appearance at the British Open where he played in all four rounds, finishing tied 64th at Royal Birkdale. In 2009, Liang finished second behind Thongchai Jaidee in the Order of Merit, thanks to two runner-up finishes. He was tied second in the Panasonic Open in Japan and came one shot back of winner Ian Poulter in the Barclays Singapore Open, which saw him earn his highest prize money of US$555,550. Qualified for the British Open at Turnberry but missed the cut. In 2010, Liang enjoyed his best result in a Major tournament when he placed tied eighth at the US PGA Championship, shooting a course record 64 at Whistling Straits in the third round. In 2002, he enjoyed a memorable season, earning over US$100,000. Posted four top-10s, including a then career-high third place at the TCL Classic on home soil. At the same event, he played his way into the history books by shooting the Tour’s 100th hole-in-one during the third round. In 2001, Liang won the Nations Cup with Zhang and enjoyed his World Cup debut in Japan where they finished tied 17th. As an amateur, he made a name for himself by winning the China Amateur Open three times in a row. Made his mark with a tied fourth finish in the 1999 Volvo China Open as an amateur.
PERSONAL: When he made his entry into the professional world, Liang possessed an unorthodox golf swing where he had a baseball swing type follow through. However, he has since refined his game in recent years to good effect. Grew up in Zhongshan, home of China’s first modern-day golf course in the 1980s. Introduced to the game at school when he was 16. Got married in 2005 and welcomed the arrival of his first child as well in the same year. Has been given the mantle as China's flagbearer on the international scene by his mentor, Zhang Lian-wei.