Liang believes Chinese golfers will rise through CGA-AT partnership

Tue 25 Apr 2017

Liang believes Chinese golfers will rise through CGA-AT partnership

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Sentosa, Singapore, April 25: Liang Wen-chong believes the recent strategic partnership between the China Golf Association and Asian Tour will provide an viable platform for the new generation of Chinese golfers to propel their careers internationally.
Liang Wenchong of China Liang Wenchong of China
Liang, who is the only Chinese golfer to win the prestigious Asian Tour Order of Merit crown in 2007, said he would not have achieved his own success without the support from the CGA and playing opportunities on the Asian Tour.
“I am thankful to the China Golf Association for their support and commitment towards the development of the game, especially with the recent announcement on the Asian Tour returning to China,” said Liang, who holds three wins on the Asian Tour.
“That is great news to all of us. It will definitely be a better and bigger platform for our players, especially the upcoming golfers who are aiming to get on to the international stage.” - Liang Wen-chong

“That is great news to all of us. It will definitely be a better and bigger platform for our players, especially the upcoming golfers who are aiming to get on to the international stage.”
After turning professional in 1999, Liang rose through the ranks and claimed his first big victory on the Asian Tour in the 2007 Singapore Masters. Eight other top-10s that season saw him become Asia’s number one.
Liang subsequently won the Hero Indian Open in 2008 and 2013 Resorts World Manila Masters. The 38-year-old has also won twice in Japan, including two weeks ago when he claimed victory at the Token Homemate Cup.
He said: Golf in China was not as developed as it is now when I first started out. I am very honoured to be able to grow with the golf game in China. I want to keep improving and keep chasing my dreams. I hope that will continue to inspire the younger generation of golfers in China.
“The Asian Tour has been an important part of my career. I hope the younger players will take advantage of this great opportunity to work their way onto the world stage through playing on the Asian Tour too.”
Apart from being the first Chinese to win the Order of Merit crown, Liang also has a place in golf history as he hit the Tour’s 100th hole in one in 2002 during a tournament in China. His best finish at a Major championship was at the 2010 PGA Championship where he came in tied eighth at Whistling Straits.
Liang is also currently ranked eighth on the Asian Tour’s all-time career money list with US$3.49 million in winnings.
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